The Western Mass EMDR Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) is a team of volunteers, EMDR certified, licensed psychotherapists available to respond in the event of a disaster.
What Is The Trauma Recovery Network?
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS EMDR TRAUMA RECOVERY NETWORK (TRN) IS A TEAM OF VOLUNTEER, EMDR–CERTIFIED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AVAILABLE TO RESPOND IN THE EVENT OF A COMMUNITY CRISIS SUCH AS FIRE, NATURAL DISASTER OR VIOLENT EVENT.
THE TRN TEAM WILL:
PROVIDE UP TO 5 FREE SESSIONS OF EMDR TREATMENT TO INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY COMMUNITY DISASTER
COLLABORATE WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS
MAKE REFERRALS TO OTHER APPROPRIATE SERVICES
EDUCATE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF TRAUMA AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EMDR IN DISASTER RELIEF
TO REQUEST TRN SERVICES OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRN...
brief EMDR treatment can alleviate common symptoms,
flashback of crisis
lack of energy
lack of concentration
overuse of medication
physiological signs of stress
impaired ability to work
feeling of being "spaced out"
increased use of alcohol or drugs
increase of other addictive behaviors
feeling of "nothing is the same"
intrusive memories of the trauma
avoidance of reminders of the event
IN A COMMUNITY CRISIS
such as a fire-natural disaster-violent event
Network with community organizations
Create collaborative response plans
Accept referrals for evaluation and possible EMDR treatment
Activate our trained network of EMDR therapists
Provide up to 5 pro bono sessions in a therapist’s office or other designated location for assessment and
EMDR treatment or
Referral to other appropriate services
is an extensively researched method of psychotherapy. It can be an efficient and rapid treatment of trauma, incorporating elements from many other treatment approaches. EMDR has helped an estimated two million people.
The Western Mass. EMDR Trauma Recovery Network
to network with your organization about working with you to further serve the community in the event of a disaster
to provide education to your organization on trauma, EMDR treatment, and the effectiveness of EMDR in disaster relief