Resilience and Recovery After Traumatic Experiences with Andrew Leeds, Ph.D.


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Resilience and Recovery After Traumatic Experiences: caring for others & self

What is trauma?
What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
Why do some trauma-exposed individuals develop PTSD and others recover spontaneously?
Are there effective treatments?
How well do these treatments work?
How can exposed individuals be screened for their risks of developing PTSD and depression after traumatic experiences?
How can caregivers best care for themselves and others to avoid compassion fatigue? 

The psychobiology of traumatic stress – invisible wounds
Epidemiology and course of Acute Stress and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Signs and symptoms
Resiliency factors that aid in recovery
Brief screening for Acute Stress and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Psycho-educational resources for patients
Evidence based treatments
Introduction to EMDR
Compassion fatigue and self-care
Web resources


Andrew LeedsPh.D.


Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist with over 40 years of private practice experience. He completed EMDR training in 1991. He has conducted EMDR training for 14,000 clinicians in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan and presented at numerous conferences. He is the author of A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols (2016), journal articles and book chapters. He served on the EMDRIA Board 2003-2005. He serves on the Journal of EMDR Editorial Board and Council of Scholars. He is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute offering training in EMDR. In 1999, he received the Ronald Martinez Memorial Award from Francine Shapiro, EMDRIA’s award for creative innovation and in 2013 EMDRIA’s Francine Shapiro Award.

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