EMDR Early Intervention (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

EMDR Early Intervention

Go With That Magazine™️ September 2018

EMDR early intervention (EEI) is important to many people in the world who face traumas such as fires, earthquakes, war, political and personal violence, and personal loss. EMDR Early Intervention can be viewed as having two arms: treatment and prevention. PTSD is part of a complex psychobiological process that leads to the emergence of the disorder in the weeks, months, or years after the event(s). Exposure to traumatic stress leads to a general disruption of an individual’s underlying homeostasis. Find out how EMDR therapy can help. This issue also includes a summary of member survey responses.

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This issue includes the following articles:

 


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EMDR Early Intervention

EMDR Early Intervention

The first Global Summit in EMDR Early Intervention was held in Natick, Massachusetts, outside of Boston from April 19-24, 2018. It was jointly organized by Mark Nickerson, LICSW Past President of the board of EMDRIA and Rolf Carriere, a developmental economist, the Geneva-based organization known as the Global Initiative for Stress and Trauma Treatment, GIST-T.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Amanda Roberts, Ph.D. with Elan Shapiro and Ignacio Jarero.

 


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Five EMDR Early Intervention Communities Illuminate the Significance of Community

Five EMDR Early Intervention Communities Illuminate the Significance of Community

In November of 2017, Mark Nickerson invited a panel of 5 experienced Early Intervention community leaders (Karen Alter Reid of Newtown, CT, Beverlee Laidlaw Chasse of Scottsdale, Arizona, Terry Becker-Fritz of Richmond, VA, Rebecca Rosenblum of Boston, MA and Regina Morrow Robinson of Orlando, FL) to explore factors that added to success and blocks of delivery of EI services following a disaster. The umbrella concept of the Community Response Network (CRN) was born.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Regina Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMFT, NCC.

 


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Responding to Trauma with First Responders in Fairfield, Connecticut

Responding to Trauma with First Responders in Fairfield, Connecticut

On Christmas Day, 2011, in Stamford Connecticut, fire broke out in a home. Firefighters tried to rescue those trapped, but could not, despite several attempts to penetrate the heat and blaze. This event was the first time a group of EMDRIA members, organized as The Fairfield County Trauma Response Network (FCTRN) was deployed. In December, 2012, the Newtown/Sandy Hook school shooting occurred. Prior connections helped the team engage responders in that event.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Karen Alter-Reid, PhD, Michael Crouch, LCSW and Linda Rost, LCSW.

 


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EMDR Early Intervention & Community Response = Prevention

EMDR Early Intervention & Community Response = Prevention

The Yarnell Hill wildfire event claimed the most firefighters killed in one day since 9/11. It was the deadliest U.S. wildfire since the 1991. Within 2 weeks of this tragedy, volunteer EMDR trainers mobilized around the event, providing free training in EMDR EI to 30 EMDR clinicians in the area. Volunteer EMDR therapists provided group and individual counseling to those clinicians that had been impacted. Healing did not end there.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Beverlee Laidlaw Chasse, LPC.

 


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Responding to the Unite the Right Rally & Richmond Monument Avenue Rally

Responding to the Unite the Right Rally & Richmond Monument Avenue Rally

The Charlottesville rally, also known as the Unite the Right rally, organized protesters to march against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park and promoted the unification of the American white nationalists. The event of The Unite the Right Rally was the first mobilization of EMDR therapists in Virginia. Four therapists and one Onsite Coordinator were deployed to a site prior to the event. It was important to be there on the ground and respond immediately to the crisis that ensued.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Terry Becker-Fritz, Kris Santamaria, LCSW and Sara Robinson.

 


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Social Change, Little “D” Disasters & Why EEI Protocols are Essential to Everyone’s Practice

Social Change, Little “D” Disasters & Why EEI Protocols are Essential to Everyone’s Practice

“Official” disasters are by legal definition acute and dramatic: natural disasters, industrial or technological accidents, and episodes of mass violence, and are analogous to “big T” trauma. Just as with the concept of “little t” trauma, we can think of “little d” disasters as events and circumstances that beset communities and sew trauma, e.g. community violence, hate crimes, toxic pollutants, etc. The tools of EMDR Early Intervention can be applied in a wide variety of creative ways to alleviate the suffering of larger groups of people, thus contributing to their resilience in disaster response or social change.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Rebecca E. Rosenblum, Psy.D.

 


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First Responder Cumulative Traumatic Stress Exposure

First Responder Cumulative Traumatic Stress Exposure

Each type of first responder, whether Police Officers, Fire Fighters, 911-Dispatchers, Emergency Medical Service Personnel, or Rescue Workers, has a unique set of on-duty stressors and ways to cope with the kinds of stress particular to their jobs. It is important to explore and discuss openly the tolls each group of Responders has and how to find ways to restore and build stronger resiliency throughout their careers. As a former firefighter and EMDR Therapist for over 25 years, I have dedicated myself to helping first responders of all kinds manage stress and build resilience in their lives.

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Sara G. Gilman, PsyD, LMFT.

 


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Questions and Cautions for Deployment of EMDR EIs with First Responders & Public Safety Personnel

Questions and Cautions for Deployment of EMDR EIs with First Responders & Public Safety Personnel

When treating First Responders and Public Safety Professionals, therapists need to understand more than just psychotherapy. The following are a summary of the questions for which the EMDR therapists and organizations need training and written policies and procedures before deployment of early interventions (EIs).

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD.

 


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Anyone Can Do Something for 15 Minutes…Even Self-care!

Anyone Can Do Something for 15 Minutes…Even Self-care!

Mental health practitioners often answer the call to respond to man-made and natural disasters. We make the transition from mental health practitioners to mental health responders in critical incidents with what seems a great deal of ease. At our very core is the desire to help others. However, underneath our wish – if not need–to help is the question, “At what cost?”

Learn more in this article from the September 2018 issue EMDR Early Intervention of Go With That Magazine™️ by Marilyn Luber, Ph.D.

 


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