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Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research And Results [Paperback]

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"When accessed with the specific cognitive imagery procedure of TIR, a primary traumatic incident can be stripped of its emotional charge permitting its embedded cognitive components to be revealed and restructured. With its emotional impact depleted and its irrational ideation revised, the memory of a traumatic incident becomes innocuous and thereafter remains permanently incapable of restimulation and intrusion into present time." --Robert H. Moore, Ph.D.

Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research & Results provides synopses of several TIR research projects from 1994 to 2004. Each article, in the researcher's own words, provides new insights into the effectiveness of Traumatic Incident Reduction. The three doctoral dissertation level studies that form the core of this book investigate the results of TIR outcomes with crime victims, incarcerated females, and anxiety and panic disorders respectively (Bisbey, Valentine, and Coughlin).

Both informal and formal reports of the "Active Ingredient" study by Charles R. Figley and Joyce Carbonell of Florida State University show how TIR stacks up against other brief treatments for traumatic stress, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) et al.

A further case study by Teresa Descilo, MSW informs of outcomes from an ongoing project to provide help to at-risk middle-school students in an inner-city setting.

An introduction by Robert H. Moore, Ph.D. provides background into how TIR provides relief for symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and firmly establishes the roots of TIR in the traditions of desensitization, imaginal flooding, and Rogerian techniques.

This book contains the most detailed list of Traumatic Incident Reduction and Metapsychology resources yet published. This appendix includes references to dissertations, books, selected journal articles, AMI/TIRA newsletter compendium, web resources, and the TIR and Metapsychology lecture series (audio). Includes index.

"We are very impressed with the power and simplicity of TIR in helping trauma sufferers work through their frightening experiences and find great relief."
- Charles R. Figley, Ph.D., editor of TRAUMATOLOGY

"Being able to watch someone go from confusion to certainty, from sadness to happiness in a single session is a wonderful privilege. It is invigorating. I get the same satisfaction and joy from teaching Metapsychology techniques to others."
- Lori Beth Bisbey, Ph.D., Chartered Counselling Psychologist

"TIR does not require years of collegiate study to pre-qualify the provision of assistance to others. The efficacy of TIR is not contingent on the unique talents of a particular facilitator. The procedure is standardized and does not require continuous adjustments."
- Wendy Coughlin, Ph.D.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2005
Publisher   Loving Healing Press
ISBN  1932690115  
ISBN13  9781932690118  

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More research in Metapsychology  Feb 14, 2008
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (2/08)

This latest edition in the "Explorations in Metapsychology Series" discusses the major outcome of several TIR research studies. These projects ranged from the 1990s to our present time. The book begins with an in-depth discussion of what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is and how Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) can help with it. Robert Moore, PhD, describes this process as "...TIR is a regressive desensitization procedure for reducing or eliminating the negative residual impact of traumatic experience." It is a one-on-one guided imagery process. It uses desensitization, imaginal flooding, repetitive review and Rogerian techniques for some of the treatment methods.

Each article is written by a different researcher. Three main articles are based upon doctoral dissertation studies. The studies focus on different groups of people ranging from at-risk youth, to crime victims, to incarcerated females. People with PTSD, panic and anxiety disorders, can benefit from this treatment. This treatment methodology has also been shown to promote recovery in a short period of time. This is a great benefit for those people who are suffering from the above mentioned disorders.

In addition to providing research and statistics, "Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research and Results" also includes an extensive bibliography and resource section. Included in this part is a "Frequently Asked Question Section." I found this part to be very helping in summing up the information on TIR. The articles themselves are very well written and researched. For the authors who are presenting information gathered for their dissertations, this must have been incredibly interesting and rewarding work. I think that "Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research and Results, 2nd Edition" is very important for people who work in the mental health field.


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