Counselor’s Corner on PTSI

Counselor’s Corner on PTSI

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to the question “Has anyone ever heard of the term PTSI instead of PTSD?”

Contributors include Mr. Kerry Wallis, LMHC, CASAC-2, SAP, BRI-1, Isaac Moore, Kate Pieper, MFT CCISM, Lisa Donohue-Olivieri, LPC, LADC, CLAT and Jen Leftwich, LMSW, MA, CCISM.

This question and responses originally appeared in the Central Forum online community. The answers have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. To view the entire discussion, members can visit www.emdria.org/emdria-community.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Building a national EMDR Treatment Program to Treat Veteran PTSD

Building a national EMDR Treatment Program to Treat Veteran PTSD

Much of what we know about PTSD originated during wartime. Veteran PTSD is now treated primarily in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Mental Health Services and other veteran service organizations (VSOs). Two of this article’s authors founded The Headstrong Project, a clinical treatment program using EMDR to treat veteran PTSD, including military sexual trauma, in post 9/11 veterans.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2022 issue Staying Centered in an Uncentered World of Go With That Magazine™️ by Carol J. Weiss, M.D., Gerard Ilaria, LCSW, Jillian Tucker, DSW, LCSW and Ann Breeder, M.D.

 


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Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for Adolescents with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A rapid review of randomized control trials

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for Adolescents with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A rapid review of randomized control trials

Adolescence is one of the most complex and dynamic periods of human development. Neurobiologically, adolescents, compared to pre-adolescents, experience changes in dopamine and oxytocin systems resulting in behavioral changes in sensation and risk-seeking. Physical growth spurts and sexual maturation (puberty) occur. Cognitively, adolescents become more abstract in their thinking; their emotions may intensify, and socially, they orient more toward their peers than primary caregivers as they develop independence and a changing sense of identity (Nakkula & Toshalis, 2020). Despite studies looking at trauma-related brain changes in young children, there is a paucity of information on the implications of trauma occurring in adolescence and its consequences for later life (Dun et al. 2017). As such, traumatic events which impact brain biology in adolescents require special consideration alongside the implications of treatment for adolescents.

Learn more in this article from the Summer 2022 issue EMDR Therapy and Challenging Teenagers of Go With That Magazine™️ by Professor Ian Barron and Susan Darker-Smith.

 


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Integrative EMDR Treatment of Complex PTSD

Integrative EMDR Treatment of Complex PTSD

An interview with Irene R. Siegel, LCSW. Siegel discusses the integration of imagery, meditation techniques, and her experiences with the healing practices of Incan shamanism with EMDR therapy.

Learn more in this article from the June 2019 issue Changing Lives (2019 Conference Edition) of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Working with Complex Trauma and Addition

Working with Complex Trauma and Addition

An interview with Susan Brown, LCSW. In this interview, Brown reflects on addiction and treating complex developmental trauma, finding that the integration of IFS an invaluable enhancement for both safety and the comprehensiveness of treatment.

Learn more in this article from the June 2019 issue Changing Lives (2019 Conference Edition) of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Transitioning Out of The Military with PTSD

Transitioning Out of The Military with PTSD

An interview with Camille Zeiter, LICSW. Zeiter is a civilian clinical social worker and work for the military. Since 2008, she has worked with active duty service members and their families as well as veterans. She is also an EMDR Trainer for the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) EMDR Training Program, and provides consultation to Department of Defense (DoD) providers.

Learn more in this article from the June 2019 issue Changing Lives (2019 Conference Edition) of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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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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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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