For hope, inspiration, recovery and healing for survivors of trauma, PTSD, addiction, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical and spiritual abuse.
Professional Organizations for Clinicians
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
8201 Greensboro Drive, #300
Mclean, VA 22102
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
60 Revere Drive, #500
Northbrook, IL 60062
EMDR Institute, Inc.
PO Box 750, Watsonville, CA 95077
Training institute, founded by originator of EMDR, Dr. Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.—general information, training and workshops, extensive bibliography and research review, access to EMDR books and other resources, therapist listings and referrals.
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
PO Box 141925
Austin, TX 78714-1925
Ph: 512-451-5200 or 866-451-5200 (in U.S.)
Professional membership association—general information, resources, standards of practice and training, research, professional conferences and workshops, therapist listings.
EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (EMDR-HAP)
PO Box 6505
Hamden, CT 06517
Non-profit organization providing low-cost traumatology and EMDR trainings to areas around the world impacted by natural or manmade disasters, war, and social or economic hardship. Help for communities to establish local mental health networks for disaster relief. Literature and resources for EMDR therapists.
Trauma and Healing Centers for Survivors
Del Amo Hospital
23700 Camino del Sol
Torrance, CA 90505
Del Amo Hospital Treatment Center has a nationally recognized Trauma Program. This Program utilizes the “Trauma Model” approach for the treatment of trauma-based disorders, including PTSD, Dissociative Disorder, and Self-Harm Behaviors. This model relies on cognitive therapies to guide the individual towards self awareness and trauma resolution. The goal of treatment is to use the structure and therapeutic processes of the trauma model for stabilization, to generate improved functioning, and a return to outpatient therapy. The program focuses on disorganized, ambivalent attachment patterns and feelings of self-blame. This model is designed as a highly-structured inpatient program which can be stepped down to a partial program.
Sheppard-Pratt Health System
Trauma Disorders Program
6501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21285
Inpatient & Day Hospital
Kimberly Colbert (410) 938-5078
Richard J. Loewenstein, MD, Dir.
The New Orleans Institute at River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital
1525 River Oaks Road W.
New Orleans, LA 70123
Inpatient specialty unit
Martha Bujanda, Director of Intake
National Center for Trauma-Based Disorders
Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital
5121 Raytown Road
Kansas City, MO 64133
Inpatient & Partial Hospital Services
David Tate, Director of Intake
Organizations, Websites, Conferences and Newsletters
David Baldwin Trauma Pages
These trauma pages by David Baldwin focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. The purpose of this award winning site is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field.
3181 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-4515
Survivorship is an international forum on the survival of sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, torture, and mind control. Survivorship also offers yearly conferences.
Many Voices (Words of Hope for People Recovering from Trauma and Dissociation)
PO Box 2639
Cincinnati OH 45201-2639
An Infinite Mind is dedicated to educating the public and professional community about trauma based dissociation with a primary focus on Dissociative Identity Disorder in an effort to dispel the myths and stigmas attached to it.
Jeanne Sarson and Linda McDonald are two relationship educators working since 1993 with persons who have experienced relationship violence, including ritual abuse-torture.
The Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime, and Healing website now has its own domain. Information and Resources for Survivors, Therapists and Others.
LifeChallenges.org helps people face and transcend adversity via 600 pages of articles, self help tools and inspirational stories—including many geared to healing abuse issues. The site’s creator, Alissa Lukara, has also written a memoir, Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul, about finding healing, wholeness and grace on her journey to transcend childhood sexual abuse and adult chronic fatigue syndrome.
Healing Music for Survivors
Songs for the Inner Child by Shania Noll