Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs has had tremendous growth within our Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) chapters over the years. Within these chapters, local clinicians volunteer preparing themselves and their communities to restore and safeguard psychological well-being in the event of a disaster. Many of our Network chapters have provided support to their communities during such tragedies as the Arizona Wildfires, Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Bombing and most recently in South Carolina where our work is currently in progress.
After hearing about the work of the TRNs, a small group of EMDR therapy trained clinicians, who were drawn together by the common desire to help people in their community who are in need, created the San Diego TRN. According to co-coordinator, Catherine Butler "with no money, but hope for the future" they combined their talents to take their TRN to the next level. Since their inception in 2013, their chapter has grown to have the largest volunteer memberships thanks to the efforts of their coordinators Sue Goodell, MA, MS, MFT and Catherine Butler Ed.D., MFT. Both of whom will be in attendance at this year's EMDRIA Conference where Catherine will be speaking.