Arne Hofmann, MD, was trained in 1991 by Dr. Shapiro and became the first EMDR trainer in Europe. He teaches at the University of Cologne and researches on complex and acute trauma disorders. He is a member of a German scientific national guideline commission on PTSD and (founding) board member of several scientific trauma societies. He heads the EMDR Institute Germany where he is teaching and consulting in English and German. To visit EMDR Institute Deutschland on the web go to http://www.emdr-institut.de.