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About Us – Curtis C. Rouanzoin, PhD

Curtis Rouanzoin, PhD
Curt Rouanzoin, PhD


Co-Founder & Director of Training

Curtis C. Rouanzoin, PhD, was trained by Francine Shapiro in EMDR in 1991/1992. He worked with the EMDR Institute as a Facilitator (1992) and then Senior Trainer until 2017. Over the years, he has worked to develop the highest quality EMDR Basic Training as well as Advanced Trainings in Complex PTSD and Dissociation.

Training Experience

Dr. Rouanzoin is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Approved Trainer. He has trained mental health practitioners in EMDR both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years.

Internationally, Dr. Rouanzoin traveled with Francine Shapiro to Columbia on a Congress Against Violence, paving the way for future EMDR training. He also traveled with Andrew Leeds, PhD, to train the first groups of clinicians in Japan.

As a Professor at Hope International University, where he worked for 22 years and developed the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Dr. Rouanzoin developed the first graduate level university course in EMDR (1995).

Clinical Experience

Dr. Rouanzoin has conducted more than 45,000 hours of EMDR therapy sessions with clients across all gender, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. He receives referrals for situations ranging from military/police/first responders to Complex PTSD/Dissociative Disorders as well as peak performance in athletics and theater/performing arts.

As both a Licensed Psychologist (PSY7809) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT8790), Dr. Rouanzoin understands the professional and clinical demands of both. His early training provided a solid foundation for the extensive post-graduate education he has received.

Advancement of EMDR

Dr. Rouanzoin has spoken on panels and made presentations regarding EMDR at the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), California Psychological Association, Anxiety Association of America, Orange County Psychological Association, and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry. As a founding board member and second President of EMDRIA, Dr. Rouanzoin helped develop the Standards and Training Committee. He was also a founding member of the Traumatic Stress Network (TTSN) in Southern California, the first regional Basic Training in EMDR in conjunction with the EMDR Institute.

Curt started and continues to run the Southern California EMDR Study Group, an ongoing monthly (cost free) study group for EMDR trained clinicians. His study group is the longest running EMDR Study Group in the world, started in 1991.


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A Comprehensive Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

Trauma 101: Understanding and Addressing Trauma - A Comprehensive Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

Curt Rouanzoin, PhD

Virtual Workshop

Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Session Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

OnDemand Courses

Bootcamp: Basic Skills Refresher

Bootcamp: Basic Skills Refresher

Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D. and Michelle Gottlieb, Psy. D.

Introduction to Working with Addictions with EMDR Therapy An Interview with Susan Brown and Curt Rouanzoin

Introduction to Working with Addictions with EMDR Therapy An Interview with Susan Brown and Curtis Rouanzoin

Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD and Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D.

Introduction to EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders

Introduction to EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders

Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D.