Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
January  2016

Only one month into the new year and it has already been a very busy 2016 Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance programs! We are proud to congratulate eight of our facilitators who have just completed Part 1 of our trainer training. A special thanks goes to Deany Laliotis who led the two day intensive training. We welcome Alexis Polles, Bernadette Talia, Cheryl Kenn, Claire P. Mauer, Deborah Silveria, Judy Cabaceiras, Leslie Brown and Merrill Powers as Trauma Recovery/HAP's new Trainer's in Training!

Congratulations are also due to the Arizona TRN, who after much hard work, held an event with special guest speaker, Congressman Ron Barber, on January 9. For more information on their event please check out the article featured below. Lastly, we want to recognize Dorothy Ashman for organizing another basic training in Ethiopia this weekend. Thirty five thoroughly vetted clinicians will be trained by Reyhana Seedat and we wish them the best of luck!  Please keep watch as an important announcement regarding our work in Nepal will be coming soon.

AZTRN Event Hosts Congressman Ron Barber
On January 9, 2016, the Arizona Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) hosted Congressman Ron Barber who survived the Tucson shooting that happened in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona. The shooting took place on January 8, 2011 and a total of nineteen people were shot at the scene. Six people died and the injured included former Congresswoman Gabby Gifford's and her then District Director, Ron Barber. 
We are HAPpy to Introduce...
Our Feature Volunteer for th e  Month: 
Roger Solomon,Ph.D.  
Dr. Roger Solomon is a clinical psychologist who in his clinical work specializes in the treatment of trauma and grief.   Roger first became involved with Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs as a result of his successful work in trauma and his strong desire to be of help to others. In 1994, he and Dr. Theresa Rando, who is an authority on treating traumatic stress and grief, developed a three day program, using EMDR therapy, on processing and desensitizing the painful grief for survivors of spouses who had been killed in the line of duty. Because of the great need, there were requests from law enforcement agencies from all over the country who were interested in developing similar programs for their officers and families.
In This Issue
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Pet of the Month: 
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France 

This is HAP volunteer Carol Kibbee's three year old, seven pound Maltipoo.  Lily Blue heads up her "team of helpers" in therapy (in Prescott, AZ) since the age of 8 weeks.  She particularly loves working with children and does not mind when they attempt to apply tactile bilateral stimulation to her paws.  Lily Blue also enjoys  adult clients who have children inside them and is extremely fond of addiction groups, especially when they save some of their lunch for her.

Send us a picture and brief description and we will feature a new pet each month! 

In this text Dr. Spierings' vast experience in the field is used to explain the six "R" processes of mourning, through the three mourning phases. She provides practical advice on the use of EMDR therapy in both the normal and complicated mourning process. Both EMDR therapy applications and protocols, as well as other treatment techniques, are described.

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