Save Boston-Area Clinical Trauma Counseling!

Save Boston-Area Clinical Trauma Counseling!

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Erin DeCurtis, Ed​.​D. started this petition to Justice Resource Institute

The Justice Resource Institute's (JRI) has decided close The Trauma Center, a center that has provided groundbreaking trauma therapy and research for 35 years because they cannot find an office with affordable rent in the Boston area. Once they close in July 2020 there will be no outpatient trauma therapy clinic in the Boston area.

Details about the Trauma Center
·     Founded by Boston University Professor of Psychiatry, Bessel van der Kolk, one of the first clinicians in the world to identify PTSD as its own syndrome based on work with patients at Boston VA Hospital
·     Provides trauma specific SMART Therapy (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment)
·     Trains clinicians on providing SMART therapy
·     Conducts research to inform improved treatment of trauma
·     Only takes MassHealth insurance
·     20 clinicians
·     150 active clients
·     40 person wait list (wait list closed because it will take over 1 year to place these 40 individuals)
·     Based in Brookline, MA BUT is only Outpatient Trauma Therapy Center in Boston area

Tell the Justice Resource Institute to either keep the Trauma Center open or find a Boston area partner to become the Center's new administrator!

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