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Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction
TIR, or Traumatic Incident Reduction, is a unique regressive, repetitive,
desensitization procedure--highly focused, directive, and controlled,
yet at the same time wholly person-centered, non-interpretive, and
non-judgmental. Developed by Frank A. Gerbode, M.D., Gerald French,
and others, TIR is best known for its use as an extremely effective tool
in the rapid resolution of virtually all trauma-related conditions,
including PTSD. TIR can also address many other DSM-IV diagnoses
beyond trauma including: adjustment disorders, acute stress, traumatic
bereavement, dysthymic disorders, major depressive disorders, anxiety
disorders, somatization disorders, sexual abuse, and phobias.
Acclaim for Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction
"Beyond Trauma is an excellent resource to begin one's mastery in this
area of practice."
--MICHAEL G. TANCYUS, LCSW, DCSW, Augusta Behavioral Health
"I have found Beyond Trauma to be exceptionally helpful in understanding
and practicing TIR in broad and diverse areas of practice, not just
in traditional trauma work. The information from various points of view is
"Beyond Trauma offers PTSD sufferers a glimpse at a light at the end of the
tunnel, while providing mental health workers with a revolutionary
technique that could increase their success rate with traumatized clients."