Sandra Paulsen PhD



Sandra Paulsen PhD authored “When There Are No Words: Repairing Trauma and Neglect from the Attachment Period,” and “Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma & Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients.” She co-authored “The Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self,” and “All the Colors of Me: My First Book on Dissociation.” A fellow of ISST&D, she has taught extensively in the US, and internationally in such diverse places as Scotland, Sweden, Norway, England, Russia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Canada and South Africa. She has been invited EMDRIA Masters Series Lecturer and EMDRIA Preconference Lecturer. She has numerous online professional workshops available through and videos for the public on Her clinical practice is limited to brief intensive work where she utilizes EMDR, ego state, and somatic therapies to address early trauma. She lives with her husband and dogs in a log house, on horse property on Bainbridge Island, a small forested island near Seattle. She has special interests in indigenous cultural experience, spirituality and intuition, and cross-cultural psychology. Her gifted Blackfoot name is Ii-ki-na-paa-kii.