Drawing on many years of personal experience and that of numerous peers from around the world, the authors of Light in the Heart of Darkness address issues confronted by all clinicians attempting to respond to the psychological aftermath of man's inhumanity to man. Focusing on the application of EMDR to survivors' traumatic experiences, this book covers a wide range of subject matter including school violence, 'near-war' experiences, refugees, combat soldiers, children, and emergency service workers. Using their experiences in humanitarian relief efforts, the authors provide useful information to all clinicians interested in participating in such activities. The book also includes extensive case histories as well as a 'consumer's report' from a war medic whose chronic PTSD was successfully treated with EMDR.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Howard Lipke, Ph.D.
The Nature of War and Terrorism Trauma
Interview with an EMDR Client
Interview with an EMDR Therapist
Overview of EMDR Methodology
Desensitization and Blocked Response
Body Scan and Closure
Reevaluation and Termination
Recent and Ongoing Events
Grief and Loss
Cross Cultural Issues
Appendix: Participating Clinicians
About the Authors:
Steven M. Silver, Ph.D., is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War who began working with trauma survivors in 1972. He is currently the Director of the inpatient Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Program of the VA Medical Center in Coatesville, PA. He has trained mental health professionals in EMDR in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Zagreb, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina; and in Oklahoma following the Oklahoma City bombing.
Susan Rogers, Ph.D., has been actively involved in the treatment of war and trauma survivors since 1981 and has provided treatment and training in EMDR from Utah to Londonberry and Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cracow and Warsaw, Poland; and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. She has also worked with the American National Red Cross in response to the 1995 Mississippi floods and tornados. She serves on the VA Emergency Response Team for Eastern Pennsylvania.