Shots fired, officer down: recovering from the after effects of traumatic stress
In the past 18 years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I have obtained continuing education in a variety of therapeutic modalities. I have used them all. Never before have Iseen such significant, efficient and lasting change in people than Ihave with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). For five years Ihave spent 100's of hours using EMDR. One by one my clients experienced symptom relief and improvements in the quality of their lives they had never before known. Iwas clinically very satisfied and altruistically humbled. I found myself saying, "Yes, this is why Igot into this business, to make a difference." Then in 1999 I was introduced to a case where EMDR was put to an intense test and showed its colors. The following is a brief description of a journey through trauma and healing that has forever changed me, my work, and by their own report, the lives of others.
Original Work Citation
Gilman, S. (2003, Spring). Shots fired, officer down: recovering from the after effects of traumatic stress. Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
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