A-TIP Workshop Overview
We all are challenged from time to time with an acute traumatic incident, e.g., assault, divorce, natural disaster, sudden loss of a loved one, etc. While just talking with a ‘supportive ear’ often helps the survivor work through the experience, at times talking is not enough – the survivor is still ‘living it.’ In those situations, more focused interventions may be necessary.
Acute Traumatic Incident Processing (A-TIP) utilizes bilateral eye movements to help desensitize the survivor to the traumatic event to the point where talking about it may be of help.
Research has shown that bilateral eye movements rapidly diminish the vividness of images and the strong emotions/physical sensations associated with a traumatic event.
The one-day presentation of A-TIP will teach you, the skilled professional, how to administer bilateral eye movements in a very structured protocol, to help you treat survivors suffering from acute traumatic stress.
A-TIP Workshop Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the neurobiology of trauma
- Understand the rationale for the A-TIP protocols
- Demonstrate the A-TIP protocols