Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research and Results (2nd Edition), Victor R. Volkman
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by Victor R. Volkman , ISBN: 978-1-932690-50-7
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“Traumatic Incident Reduction: Research & Results (2nd Edition)” provides synopses of several TIR research projects from the early 1990s to date. Each article provides new insights into the effectiveness of Traumatic Incident Reduction. Three main doctoral level studies in the book investigate the results of TIR with crime victims, incarcerated females, and anxiety and panic disorders.

Reports of the "Active Ingredient" study (Figley and Carbonell) investigate the relief provided via TIR and other brief treatments for traumatic stress. Teresa Descilo’s case study informs about the research on helping at-risk middle-school students in an inner-city setting.

Dr. Moore’s introduction gives the background on relief from PTSD symptoms via TIR and the roots of TIR in desensitization, imaginal flooding, and Rogerian techniques.
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Biography :

Victor R. Volkman is the President of Loving Healing Press, Inc. and Senior Editor of Modern History Press. Volkman is the editor of many anthologies including “More Than A Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam” (2009), “Authors Access: 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers” (2008), “The Story That Must Be Told: True Tales of Transformation” (2007), and “Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction” (2006).

Book Review :

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.

(Paige Lovitt for Reader Views)

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