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Welcome to VALERIE BRYANT PhD., LCSW, SEP, EMDR

Welcome to VALERIE BRYANT PhD., LCSW, SEP, EMDR

Welcome to VALERIE BRYANT PhD., LCSW, SEP, EMDRWelcome to VALERIE BRYANT PhD., LCSW, SEP, EMDR

Scholarly Works

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
The attached EMDR Powerpoint provides an overview and description of eye movement desensitization response therapy. EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people suffering from trauma. There are many types of trauma: a single episode such as a hurricane or rape or multiple traumas such as childhood abuse, battering or experiencing ongoing daily oppression.  Please look at this presentation to gain a clearer picture of what EMDR does.

Other Mothers
This article is a praise song to my grandmothers and also the other wonderful maternal other mothers who had a hand in birthing me.  It extends the topic of my theoretical dissertation, which focuses on “other mothers” as women in the community who aren’t biological mothers but were informally-assigned to take care of others’ children. Other mothers are multicultural phenomena but In the Black community, this culturally- adaptive family form existed in pre-colonial times.  My research suggests that other mothers (actual, imagined and ancestral) shape our lived experience.   

Addiction and Battering.
This article is the one and only article that I wrote while working at an Employee Assistance Program. It discusses the strong link between substance abuse and battering.  It was the beginning of my research recognizing the broad spectrum of abuse. 
Scholarly Research

  • Principal investigator for research on  adult sexual abuse program.
  •  Grand Rounds Training at VA Medical Center on Culture and Trauma: A Relational Perspective
  •  Brooklyn Institute for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy. Seminar on Culture, Trauma and Creativity.
  • Presented manuscript at 2007 Clinical Social Work Conference on Sources of Sorrow: Sources of Strength: African-American Female Trauma.
  • Forensic Expert in Brooklyn Family Court providing testimony regarding battered women's syndrome  

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