In the wake of the December 27th arsons in Northampton, MA, the Western Massachusetts EMDR Trauma Recovery Network if offering free EMDR treatment to anyone who was affected. The fifteen fires, allegedly set by Anthony P. Baye in less than one hour, took two lives and caused millions of dollars of damage to cars and homes.
As a result, victims, witnesses, firefighters, and local residents can receive free EMDR counseling to treat any trauma linked to the blazes from the seventeen regional therapists that participate in the Trauma Recovery Network.
Though it typically takes up to four months for trauma victims to develop PTSD, the Western Massachusetts EMDR Trauma Recover Network volunteers hope to prevent PTSD from ever taking hold in the victims.
For more information on the program, please read the article by James Lowe at Gazette.com.
The Western Massachusetts EMDR Trauma Recovery Network is not a part of EMDRIA or affiliated with EMDRIA. However, EMDRIA is pleased to see EMDR therapists reaching out to help those in their communities who have been victimized by such a horrific act.