An introductory course is scheduled for
late Spring 2002, in Brooklyn. Participants
will be awarded CE credits. We hope to
schedule a certificate training course in Fall
2002. Registration will be limited. For
additional information, call 718-339-9700,
EMDR is a method of psycho-
therapy that has been shown to be
very effective in the treatment of Post-
traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Since its inception in the late 80s
EMDR has been used not only for the
treatment of PTSD but for a variety of
other disorders as well. Based on
standard therapeutic principles, EMDR
adds a multimodal approach including
the use of bilateral stimulation to
connect the cognitive and affective
systems in the brain. Research has led
to its approval by both a committee of
APA and ISTSS for the treatment of
William M. Zangwill, Ph.D.:
WILLIAM M. ZANGWILL, Ph.D.
received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology
from the University of Oregon and has
taught at the University and College level.
For the past several years, he has worked
extensively with Dr. Francine Shapiro, the
originator of EMDR, and has trained
therapists in EMDR and other methodolo-
gies in this country and abroad.
PTSD IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9.11
Cont. from page 2
Tell your story
By giving voice to sensory experiences,
thoughts, feelings and beliefs experienced
during the events, survivors realize the com-
monality of their experiences.
Share your symptoms
This provides the individual with a sense
of the range of normal responses and gen-
eral information about trauma. The indi-
vidual with a more extreme reaction will
then better recognize his or her need to
seek individual assistance.
Introduce various concepts of symp-
tom reduction strategies such as EMDR.
through tales of heroism and proof of
the indomitability of the human spirit.
that we will survive
Discuss the future with an acknowl-
1. although not everything can be con-
trolled, we can still control our re-
sponses to an incident.
2. fear is a normal reaction that can be
utilized constructively by ones recog-
nition of personal responsibility, safety
3. a positive result of a traumatic incident
is the opportunity to reevaluate ones
goals and priorities.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PTSD
Flannery, Raymond. (2001)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The
Victims Guide to Healing and Recovery.
New York: Crossroad Publishing Company.
Foy, David. (1993) Treating PTSD.
New York: Guilford Publication.
Matsakis, Aphrodite. (1996) I Cant
Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma
Survivors. Oakland, California: New
Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Levine, Peter & Fredrick, Ann. (1997)
Waking the Tiger-Healing Trauma:
The Innate Capacity to Transform
New York: North Atlantic Books.
American Psychiatric Association
Medscape: Clinical and Practice Resources
The American Medical Association
The American Psychological Association
The Institute for Psychological Therapies
The National Association of Social Workers
The National Center for PTSD