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Copyright 1979-2012   Jesse W. Collins II
Evaluation - Conclusion Report - Department of Defense (DOD)
This letter is from the senior officer of fifteen PTSD top ranking experts comprising a DoD (military) Psychological  Trauma and PTSD Research and Study Group. It was evaluating ETM TRT in 1990 for its application as the trauma management model for the armed services. “For both personnel and organizations, Etiotropic Trauma Management (ETM), and to include its clinical partner  Trauma Resolution Therapy (TRT), is the most effective and comprehensive crisis and trauma treatment program in the country. My interest in crisis debriefing and trauma treatment dates back to working with soldiers on the battle field in  Vietnam, returning prisoners of war, and medical personnel in hospital trauma settings. Since the Vietnam War, I  have continuously worked with victims of trauma and their families. My studies in crisis and trauma resolution  include: Harvard University, the International Society for Traumatic Studies, the programs of Dr. Jeff Mitchell  (author of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing), National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and others. Etiotropic Trauma Management is a program with integrity. It provides quality treatment and delivers on all of its  claims. Other programs tend to decrease anxiety in the debriefing process and the crisis worker tends to feel better for awhile. Later, issues arise, and trauma symptoms may go unrecognized and unattended. Only Etiotropic Trauma  Management provides a method for dealing with the acute trauma manifestations. This trauma management system  greatly reduces the chance of a crisis experience affecting their professional and personal functioning. My thoughts  are that this system would minimize the worker's compensation claims from traumatic reactions (PTSD) and the  acting out behaviors of traumatic stress symptomatology. When conferring with several professional colleagues who are well versed in crisis debriefing and trauma treatment, all agreed that Etiotropic Trauma Management offers the only complete program for emergency medical service  personnel (treating combat and all veterans). I am a career Army Officer and currently assigned to Brooke Army  Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. ETM does not create victims; it resolves the impact of crisis and trauma. I urge Emergency Medical Services (to  include crisis management) organizations to give their personnel the best program possible, Etiotropic Trauma  Management (ETM) and Trauma Resolution Therapy (TRT). Very truly yours, Gerald W. Conner CH (LTC) US Army” Italics reflect editor’s emphasis
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