In Memory of John Marquis

John_MarquisJohn Marquis was volunteer, board member and long time supporter of Trauma Recovery/HAP.  He will be dearly missed.  We are very honored that his daughter, Priscilla Marquis, has followed in his footsteps as a very active supporter and volunteer.  We are extremely thankful for the donations being made in his memory and will continue to work towards our mission as passionately as he did.  Priscilla shared this note with us:

John Marquis, EMDR Facilitator, passed away on Thursday March 17th at his home due to complications from Kidney Disease. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family. For those who didn’t know him, John Marquis was one of the EMDR Pioneers who attended one of Dr. Shapiro’s first trainings. He worked to spread the word about EMDR and encouraged Joseph Wolpe to get trained. He published a case series of 78 cases. He sponsored one of the early EMDR Trainings at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He worked as a facilitator for the EMDR institute for many years. John was also on the EMDR HAP Board for four years and did many humanitarian trainings over the years, the first of which was an independent humanitarian training in Nicaragua. He travelled to Oklahoma City to work with survivors of the bombing, to Florida to work with Hurricane survivors and to Bangladesh. He continued his humanitarian work until his retirement when he was 80 years old. Most of all, my father performed thousands of EMDR sessions with his private practice clients over the years. He worked with anyone who came through his door, regardless of their ability to pay. He helped his clients to transform trauma with the help of EMDR and a lifetime of clinical skills. If anyone would like to pay tribute to him, he would be most honored by a donation to Trauma Recovery EMDR HAP, his favorite charity. Sending love, Priscilla

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