By Tammy McCoy-Arballo, Psy. D.
Inside Police Psychology, January 26, 2016
No, it is not hypnosis.
That is how the conversation usually starts when I talk to my clients about treating their trauma with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
By Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D., Director of the Counseling Team International (TCTI)
We are trained to respond to traumatic and inconceivably sad situations. On December 2, 2016, our Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) was dispatched to the site of the San Bernardino, Inland Regional Center attacks, just blocks from our Headquarters office. What awaited us was the “active” situation of innocent people being escorted by law enforcement to safety, while other officers were securing the area, looking for victims and conducting a manhunt for the shooters.