After a disaster, survivors, loved ones, or first responders are at risk for distress. It's important to know when to ask for help. Signs of stress related to disaster may include:
To develop and maintain a network of licensed clinicians who provide early EMDR interventions as part of the frontline trauma response and recovery throughout the state of Arizona.
(from the EMDRHAP website)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a cost-effective non-invasive evidence-based method of psychotherapy that facilitates
adaptive information processing developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD in the late 1980's. EMDR is an eight-phase treatment which comprehensively
identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain's natural resilience or coping capacity, and have thereby generated traumatic
symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies. Through EMDR therapy, patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.
The Arizona Chapter (AzTRN), is a volunteer host agency operating within the framework of the EMDR HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program), the umbrella organization. As a vital part of this Volunteer Community of EMDR Professionals dedicated to preventing PTSD, we are ready to respond immediately in the case of an emergency situation or disaster in Arizona.
The AzTRN is proud to announce it has been accepted as a "Medical Reserve Corps" (MRC) Unit. Unit Details
In addition to providing pro-bono EMDR therapy, the AzTRN conducts training and sponsors events throughout Arizona. The membership includes almost 200
volunteer professionals, all dedicated to providing therapy to individuals who have suffered a traumatic incident.
Here are some pictures of the AzTRN in action around Arizona.