On Friday, April 22, Courtney Armstrong presented Rapid Resolution Therapy’s approach for clearing traumatic grief to a group of 40 participants at the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association’s (TLPCA) annual conference. The presentation received rave reviews with requests for additional training. Courtney has presented for the past three years and has been invited back again next year by TLPCA!
One of TLPCA’s board members commented, “The fact that 40 people showed up for your workshop at 3 p.m. on Good Friday afternoon when it is beautiful outside tells you how much they enjoy learning about RRT.”
Several participants have written Courtney stating that they plan to come to the Atlanta Rapid Resolution Therapy training in September as a result of seeing Dr. Jon Connelly’s work. In addition to showing videos of Jon working with clients, Courtney’s presentations include information from recent neuroscience discoveries and other empirically validated methods that support Jon’s approach. For example, research now tells us that there are not five stages of grief as Jon has been saying all along. In addition, recent research supports the concept of facilitating ongoing connection with deceased loved ones as Jon encourages. In fact, other empirically validated methods such as Columbia University’s program on complicated grief now include processes for facilitating “imagined conversations and revisiting” with lost loved ones as a way to clear grief and guilt.
Along with the presentations on frozen grief, Courtney has written a book called Transforming Traumatic Grief that features much of Rapid Resolution Therapy’s approach as well as research that supports many of the concepts Jon teaches us. The book should be available in print this June 2011 through Amazon and other online booksellers.
Courtney will be doing a longer presentation on treating frozen grief in Chattanooga, TN on July 29, and she has been invited to speak at the American Psychotherapy Association’s Executive Summit in Branson, Missouri this October. For information on RRT and where Courtney is speaking next, please click here. To sign up for one of Dr. Connelly’s trainings, please visit cleartrauma.com.
Let’s keep spreading the word, and put RRT on the map as a treatment of choice!