Thursday, September 15, 2011

Become a Published Author!

Volunteer IRRT Book Contributors and Military Interest Groups
By Sharon Melvan-Richie, Ph.D.
Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy

"Book of Hope" Contributors:

For each of you who has a story to share please know that YES we can do this!! If that is intimidating for you, know that we will be building our book in bite size pieces. If you'd like to share a story, I would love to hear from you. Please let me know your intention of the types of stories you will be submitting.

· Changed Lives: client story by diagnosis such as depression, frozen grief, addictions/cravings, anxiety etc. and or your own personal story if you have been treated.

· Changes Clinical Practices: stories about specific practices such as in-patient facilities (ie., Beachcomber; Palm Partners); Child and Adolescent work

· Changed Education and Training Practices: we'll have a general description of the trainings but we need testimonials of how the training effected you personally from Level 1 and 2; Certification benefits with twice Monthly Case Studies and conference calls; Retreats, and Master Certified level benefits.

Your intention can just be a statement, an outline or a first draft depending on how fast you work. The subsequent updates from you will flush out your first thoughts so that soon we will have a working draft of your contribution. We always have time to edit and refine it later, so just get the words down on paper. You can also change your mind, add or delete as you are comfortable. If this is your first time writing, remember that the first hour you wake up is the golden creative time so heed that call when your eyes open. If you get stuck, try using sticky notes with ideas and then move them around until you know the order in which to write something.

Welcome to our IRRT Book Team! Remember that we are on a mission to change lives by giving them hope for a better tomorrow. Know that you can always contact me at 352-476-5599 or if you are stuck!

IRRT Military Interest Group:

I am looking to hear from two groups focused on our active duty military and veterans; those who want to volunteer pro bono hours to see military clients and those want to speak to military groups (potential clients). Once I know your intention, I can help get you to the next step. For the pro bono therapists, I will send you info about the "Give an Hour" program and info about these special clients. For the military speakers' program, I will provide you with the contact information for your local chapter of your Military Officers' Association of American. If you are interested, please contact me at or on my cell at 352-476-5599.

Dr. Sharon Richie-Melvan, Ph.D., is a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. Dr. Sharon also co-authored the book, "Angel Walk: Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan," with Dr. Diane Vines, Ph.D, Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. Within the book, Dr. Sharon recommends Rapid Resolution Therapy as a PTSD treatment approach (p. 97). To purchase your copy today, please click here.

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