Victor Volkman has created a tool that takes the mystery out of one of the more remarkably effective clinical procedures in a way that can help millions of people revitalize and improve their lives. To those desperate people who have experienced trauma or tragedy, this process is a pathway to dealing with their feelings and getting on with their lives. In the new book "Beyond Trauma, Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction, Second Edition" Volkman presents a series of conversations with a wide range of people from many different backgrounds and experiences. Each provides his or her perspective on Traumatic Incident Reduction, or TIR for short. The book explains the techniques used by professionals and patients to help people sort out, resolve and overcome the negative effects of painful suffering. Untold countless people have to deal with trauma in a wide variety of situations: Soldiers who experience war or injury, families dealing with death, chemical or substance abuse, parental neglect, child or sexual abuse, terrorism, crime and punishment.
Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), is unique in that it addresses both people suffering from the effects of traumatic stress and the practitioners who help them. This method has been effective in dealing with many areas of trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in such diverse groups as veterans, children, 9/11 survivors, motor vehicle accident and sexual abuse survivors. TIR is a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple, and highly structured method for permanently eliminating the negative effects of past traumas. Contributors include world-renowned experts in traumatology including Windy Dryden, Ph.D., Joyce Carbonell, Ph.D., and TIR's developer Frank A. Gerbode, M.D. Beyond Trauma highlights stories of TIR helping survivors to regain control of their lives. This book will be life changing not only for survivors of traumatic incidents but also for the professionals committed to helping them.
The Second Edition: includes a dozen new articles totaling about 100 pages and adding two new chapters. The new material includes articles by Lt. Col. Chris Christensen, David W. Powell, Frank A. Gerbode, MD, Dr. Eduardo H. Cazabat, Robert H. Moore, PhD, Lori Beth Bisbey, PhD, Pam Valentine, PhD, Wendy Coughlin, PhD, Wendy Kruger, Teresa Descilo, Patricia Furze, and others. Also, a greatly expanded index and bibliography.
TIR has been successfully applied by not only psychologists and social workers but also by ministers and even lay trauma survivors, such as Vietnam veterans.
TIR allows practitioners to address trauma more deeply while simultaneously resolving trauma quickly. This allows practitioners to be more effective and able to handle more clients. Anecdotally speaking, compassion fatigue is virtually unknown among TIR practitioners.
What People are Saying About "Beyond Trauma, 2nd ed"
Beyond Trauma is a welcome and much appreciated contribution to professional and academic reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch
Having read "Beyond Trauma: Conversations on TIR," I feel that I have already become better at working with distressed clients.
Bob Rich, Ph.d., AnxietyAndDepression-help.com
"Beyond Trauma provides mental health workers with a revolutionary technique that could increase their success rate with traumatized clients."
Jeni Mayer, Body Mind Spirit Magazine, Sept 2004
"Cases the contributors provide offer a rich range of how the TIR technique works with a wide range of clients."
International Psychologist, reviewed by Edith Henderson Grotberg, Ph.D