In this section you will find a list of training organizations and individuals educated to assist persons suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other symptoms caused by emotional abuse or emotional neglect resulting in relationship problems, psychological problems, learning problems and physical problems.
We assume, but cannot guarantee, that those listed either individually or on professional rosters meet our professional criteria for working with emotional or psychological trauma. Note that we categorize trauma as a developmental (early life) issue separate from stress related problems and requiring specialized training as described in the criteria below.
In offering a list of professional resources, we do not intend to imply that only professionals can be of help. Good friends, loved ones, close associates who care about us and are able to listen is a way that makes us "feel felt" as Daniel Siegel puts it, can also be enormously helpful-especially to young children.
The following training organizations and individuals say that they meet the above criteria. We, however, do not guarantee their adherence to our standards of training and experience nor their capabilities as professionals. It is up to you, the mental health consumer, to question thoroughly and decide whether or not a professional satisfies your individual needs:
www.traumahealing.com This site is commercial but contains information about Somatic Experiencing and Peter Levine PhD. Dr Levine's training focuses on single incident or shock trauma. The site contains a national listing of practitioners trained under the auspices of the Foundation for Human Enrichment www.traumahealing.com/registry.html
www.EMDR.com This is the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) site. Scroll down the left hand side of this site to first learn more about EMDR and its creator Dr. Francine Shapiro. The list of topics includes Referral To An EMDR Trained Clinician all of whom are licensed clinicians (or graduate students under supervision of a licensed clinician) specifically trained in EMDR.
Professional Title: Early Development Specialist
Professional Specialty/Type of Practice: Psycho-education (counseling & education) for parents and professionals, in how to support optimal early development from pre-conception; address fertility issues holistically; and address existing developmental challenges through the parenting and caregiving relationships. Attachment focus.
Professional License/Education/Training: Doctorate in Early Human Development, with a specialization in prenatal and perinatal development; trained in the Whole Person Fertility ProgramSM; well-known adoption writer, speaker, and counselor addressing the social, psychological, and spiritual issues involved in relinquishment, adoptive parenting, and the experience of the adopted person.
Years in practice: 10
Professional Title: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Credentialed School Psychologist
Professional Specialty/Type of Practice: Trauma Healing Specialist, Children, Adolescents, Adults
Professional License/ Education/ Training:
Years in practice: Seven
Name: Marjorie L. Rand Ph.D.
Professional Title: Psychotherapist and Trainer
Professional Specialty/Type of Practice:Somatic Psychotherapy, Pre and Perinatal Psychotherapy with pregnant couples, parents and infants, children, adults, couples, sexuality, women's issues, developmental trauma, attachment disorders
Professional License/ Education/ Training: MA, Ph.D., CA MFT Lic#MQi4226 Certified Master Trainer, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, trained by William Emerson in Pre and Perinatal Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Self Psychology, Body/Mind Psychotherapy
Years in practice: 29 yrs.
Additional or Recommended Resources: Rosenberg , J., Rand , M.L., (1985) Body, self and soul; sustaining integration, Atlanta: Humanics
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