Kate Wheeler PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN is a professor of nursing at the Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and the director of the psychiatric nurse practitioner program. She is a past president of the EMDRIA, the international membership organization of mental health professionals dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR. Kate specializes in trauma in her private practice and is an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant and Trainer. She is a psychoanalyst and has been EMDR certified since 2001. Kate has served as a consultant on numerous EMDR research projects in the past 10 years and has published a number of research studies on EMDR with other colleagues. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research and the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Kate wrote the award-winning textbook Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse.