Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
PTSD treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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. In competent hands, however, TIR also has applications in addressing and resolving a litany of other, less obviously trauma-related symptoms and conditions representing a significant part of DSM-IV. A partial list would certainly include adjustment disorders, acute stress, traumatic bereavement, dysthymic disorders, major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, somatization disorders, sexual abuse, and phobias.

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Gerald French
Gerald French, MA, MACP, CTS: Biography and Other Notes

Gerald French is a Certified Trauma Specialist and lead author of the book, Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), published by CRC Press in 1999. A graduate of Harvard (AB, '64), he holds Masters degrees in Early Childhood Education (San Francisco State University) and Counseling Psychology (the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California).

French has taught and lectured in venues from Norway to Italy in Europe, and in the UK, and in Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as in the U.S., from Alaska to Puerto Rico to Oklahoma City, where he was among the first Operation Green Cross faculty, training local therapists following the 1995 bombing there. He sees a small number of private clients, and continues to travel and teach widely.

French has a daughter, Rosamond, and a son, Lindol, both in their twenties.

Friends, Associates & Other Trauma Resources

My intention is to include here, not necessarily in order of importance, outstanding websites - most relating to the the resolution and amelioration of the effects of trauma - of friends and associates, as well as other highly-regarded resources on this and related subjects. If I have inadvertently left out any of those who have oft been of so much assistance to me in this work, or if you feel that you have a complementary resource that should be listed here, please do not hesitate to contact me!

With Best Regards,

Gerald French

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