Please note that additional news on EMDR HAP can be found in previous editions of the HAP Newsletter
Trauma therapists are not immune to the passions and emotions of longstanding political and societal conflicts. All of us have been greatly distressed by the outbreak of intense warfare in Israel, Lebanon and Palestine. (...more >>)
Dozens of HAP volunteers have traveled to the Gulf Coast since September to relieve trauma.
In New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the battered communities of southern Louisiana, HAP brought psychoeducation and individual counseling to hundreds of first responders. Meanwhile, HAP trained 100 local clinicians in New Orleans and Hattiesburg MS in Part I EMDR. Consultation for the participants is underway and Part II training will follow. (...more >>)
November finds three HAP international projects underway. In India and Sri Lanka, 70 local clinicians responding to the tsunami are immersed in EMDR Part II training and reporting substantial accomplishments already after their Part I training last Spring. In Palestine, HAP returns after a four-year interruption. Thirty clinicians from the East Jerusalem YMCA will study and practice EMDR just outside of Bethlehem as a three-year development project gets under way. And back in south Asia, the HAP training teams will also train new Part I cohorts and continue to develop local leaders and EMDR associations. (...more >>)
A national, permanent and expandable network of clinician volunteers will soon emerge as a major HAP initiative, open to experienced EMDR clinicians in any community. Sparked by the nationwide distribution of Gulf Coast evacuees, the network is based on the premise that prior planning and organization will greatly increase the value of clinical services during a local, regional, or national disaster emergency. The network will also ensure that the specific benefits of EMDR will be available when and where they are needed.
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