Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW

Program & Community Development Director

Don joined the Trauma Recovery EMDR HAP staff in April of 2015 and his role is as the Program and Community Development Director. He is a passionate advocate for expanding EMDR into agency and community mental health settings and has started several agency based EMDR programs. He is especially interested in using EMDR in agency settings to work with the survivors of homicide.

deGraffenried is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Approved Facilitator and a Trainer for the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. deGraffenried was invited to present papers at the EMDR International Association Annual Conferences in 2002 (San Diego), 2005 (Seattle), 2007 (Dallas), 2008 (Phoenix) and 2009 (Atlanta) and 2010 (Minneapolis). In 2006 he was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the EMDR International Association.

He is the author of four articles on home-based family interventions with multi problem families. In April of 2007 his article “EMDR and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: A Case Study of Trauma Treatment in The Home” was published by the EMDR International Association Newsletter. This article describes the home based use of EMDR with a victim of domestic violence, using a strength based, solution oriented and brief treatment model.

Don resides in Hamden, Ct., in close proximity to the legendary Sleeping Giant State Park and he is an avid motorcycle rider.