Vermont PTSD Treatment Center
Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a new form of short-term therapy used to treat children and adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . ART uses Volitional Image Replacement to eliminate painful memories. ART has also been used to treat depression, anxiety, grief, phobias and job or relationship issues. It has also been used successfully for smoking and alcohol cessation.
ART uses eye movements, which are thought to be conducive to quick problem relief through increasing the integration of activities in the left and right sides of the brain. This therapy is directive, that is, clients' attention is focused on specific interventions suggested by the therapist. The intervention uses a standardized protocol and has specific interventions appropriate for various issues.
Scientific research has shown ART to have significant clinical results in an average of less than 4 sessions. No other current therapy has shown this sort of dramatic result. Most therapists using ART report being able to heal PTSD symptoms resulting from a single incident in only one treatment session.
ART has recently been recognized as an "evidence based practice" by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Federal government. It is currently being used in six Army hospitals, and quick adoption at other military hospitals is expected.
For more information about ART visit acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com.