Marilyn Luber, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in general private practice in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Human Development from Bryn Mawr College in 1986 and was licensed as a Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1987 and the State of New Jersey in 1989.
Dr. Luber has worked in the area of clinical psychology from the early 1980’s. She has experience dealing with a wide range of psychological and behavioral issues and has been in both the public and private sectors.
In 1992, Dr. Francine Shapiro trained her in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. She has been instrumental in supporting the use of EMDR in the Greater Delaware Valley region. She has coordinated trainings in EMDR-related fields in the greater Philadelphia area since 1997. She teaches Facilitator and Supervisory trainings and other EMDR-related subjects both nationally and internationally and was on the EMDR Task Force for Dissociative Disorders. She was on the Founding Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and served as the Chairman of the International Committee until June 1999. In 2014, she was a member of the Scientific Committee for the EMDR Europe Edinburgh Conference. Currently, she is a facilitator for the EMDR Global Alliance to support upholding the standard of EMDR worldwide.
In 1997, Dr. Luber was given a Humanitarian Services Award by the EMDR Humanitarian Association, and later, in 2003, she was presented with the EMDR International Association’s award for “For Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDRIA.” In 2005, she was awarded “The Francine Shapiro Award For Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDR.”
In 2001, through EMDR HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Programs), she published Handbook for EMDR Clients that has been translated into eight languages; the proceeds from sales of the handbook go to EMDR HAP organizations worldwide. She has written the “Around the World” and “In the Spotlight” articles for the EMDRIA Newsletter, four times a year since 1997. In 2009, she edited Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols: Basics and special situations (Springer) and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols: Special populations (Springer). She interviewed Francine Shapiro and co-authored the interview with Dr. Shapiro for the Journal Of EMDR Practice and Research (Luber & Shapiro, 2009) and later wrote the entry about Dr. Shapiro for E.S. Neukrug’s, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015). Several years later, in 2012, she edited Springer’s first CD-ROM books: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols With Summary Sheets CD-ROM Version: Basics and Special Situations and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols With Summary Sheets CD-ROM Version: Special Populations. In 2014, she edited, Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters: Models, Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets. In 2015, she edited EMDR Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating trauma-and stressor-related conditions and EMDR Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and mood-related condition. In 2018, she edited Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Treating trauma in somatic and medical-related conditions and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Treating eating disorders, chronic pain, and maladaptive self-care behaviors.
Dr. Luber is a clinical psychologist, consultant of clinicians, educator and writer. Since 1987, she has been active in her independent general psychology practice working with adolescents, couples and adults. Although, she works with a wide range of clients with diverse issues, she is known especially for her work with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), trauma and related issues, and dissociative disorders. She is active in the EMDR community and runs Consultation Groups for EMDR practitioners. She has worked as a Primary Consultant for the FBI field division in Philadelphia.
Marilyn Luber, Ph.D., has been active in her profession and community and served as a Board Member to the following organizations:
- The Wright Choice Foundation, Board Member
- Research Center for Experimental Theatre (ReCET), Board Member
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, Founding Board Member
- Greater Philadelphia Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Member-at-large
- Silvan Tomkins Institute Interim Board, Interim Board Member
- Global Cause, Board Member
- American Psychological Association, Member
- EMDR International Association, Charter Member
- International Society for the Study of Dissociation, Member
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Member
- Greater Philadelphia Society or Clinical Hypnosis, Member
- Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Fellow
- Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, Member
- Silvan Tomkins Institute, Member
- 1999 – Marilyn Luber, Ph.D., was given a Humanitarian Services Award by the EMDR Humanitarian Association
- 2003 – Marilyn Luber, Ph.D., was presented with the EMDR International Association’s award for “For Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDRIA”
- 2005 – Marilyn Luber, Ph.D., was awarded “The Francine Shapiro Award For Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDR”