Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
April  2016

It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of a great friend of the EMDR therapy community, John Marquis, on March 17, 2016.  He was an EMDR pioneer, social activist, and motivating force in bringing psychiatric practice into the 21st century.  John served as President of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association, worked on the Committee on Civil Liberties of Mental Patients, and served as the insurance chair and led the task force on Master's level Psychologists in the California Psychological Association.  All of this in addition to a private practice.  Throughout his brilliant career in mental health service, John ceaselessly sought out new, better and more efficient kinds of psychotherapies.  One of which was, of course, EMDR therapy.   To quote John, "the thing that was important to me was new effective therapies. The goal was to get psychotherapy out of the witch doctor stage."
John first learned of EMDR therapy after a presentation was given by Francine Shapiro at a 1989 Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy convention where he was also presenting.  Curiosity led him to attend a lecture by Dr. Shapiro later in 1989, after which, they conversed about this innovative trauma treatment.  He began practicing it immediately, with consultation from Dr. Shapiro, and was impressed with its clinical effectiveness.  John became an enamored advocate of EMDR therapy. 
In March 1990, he attended the first training in the United States and followed by the second level training later that year. He worked to spread the word about EMDR therapy and encouraged others to be trained.  He published a series of 78 cases in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry and sponsored one of the early EMDR Therapy Trainings at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology.
John worked as a facilitator for the EMDR Institute for many years.  He served on the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs' Board (now Trauma Recovery/HAP) for the first four years of its existence and was involved in many national and international humanitarian trainings over the years. The first was an independent training in Nicaragua that he undertook at his own expense, blessed by Dr. Shapiro. During this trip, John worked with his daughter Priscilla who served as a translator and now, herself, volunteers as a trainer for Trauma Recovery/HAP.  He traveled to Oklahoma City to work with survivors of the bombing, to Florida to work with Hurricane Andrew survivors and to Bangladesh with Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. 
We will miss John's energy, curiosity and dedication to his patients and to the EMDR therapy community.
"I think it is wonderful (to recognize) all of the good therapeutic methods that have been originated and developed and disseminated through EMDR.  So many people have been impressed with the quality of the training and in the general therapeutic skills that serve as a matrix for EMDR. I think that it is just an exciting time as it becomes agreed upon that EMDR is effective in treating PTSD." - John Marquis

Initiating EMDR Practice in a Faith Based Non-Profit:
A Profile of the Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is a 124-year old faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care organization with locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The mission of Lutheran Family Services (LFS) is to express God's love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. Their vision is safety, hope and well-being for all people. LFS' three core competencies are Community Services to new populations, Children Services and Behavioral Health. The agency has integrated EMDR therapy into their program and have had tremendous success with this treatment.
We are HAPpy to Introduce...
Our Feature Volunteer for th e  Month:
Patty Giffin, PhD  

Every day I use the principles of EMDR therapy with clients and in my own life. My path on this journey of healing began in the '60s. Forty plus years ago I could not have imagined a model of therapy so powerful and efficient for healing individuals with trauma and attachment disorders. 

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Pet of the Month: 
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France 

Gus is our own Tracy Rams'  11 year old Portuguese Water Dog.  He loves to swim, will do anything for food, and loves to snuggle.  His favorite treats are sweet potatoes and bananas!  He is terrified of thunder and needs to be held whenever it rains - he's a 50 lb lap dog!! He is very vocal and lets you know exactly what's on his mind - especially at dinner time. 

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