Francine Shapiro, PhD, is an American psychologist who is the originator
and developer of Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing, or EMDR. Dr.
Shapiro is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for
distinguished contribution to psychotherapy. She is also a senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto,
California, executive director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, California,
and founder and president emeritus of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance