, M.Ed. is a licensed psychologist, consultant, and international educator and the developer of The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), a trauma therapy model that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing.
Lisa has, for the past 28 years, been dedicated to creating innovative methods for working with severe dissociative disorders (Complex PTSD, DID, DDNOS), attachment disorders, and gestational trauma. She has also developed cutting edge conceptualizations for working with sports performance (The Sports Dissociation Model, 2008) and Military PTSD. Her work combines neuroscience with spirituality in healing those with any and all diagnoses. The CRM book The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for treating Complex PTSD
, authored by Lisa Schwarz, Frank Corrigan, Alastair Hull and Rajiv Raju is due to be published by Routledge in October 2016 and is available for preorder now.
, MD, FrPsych is a CRM trainer and consultant and is co-author, with Lisa Schwarz, of the first book describing CRM as a modality, The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for treating Complex PTSD
. Frank is the recipient of the ISSTD Fellow award in 2016 and is the leader of CRM in the United Kingdom. He is also author of numerous articles on the neuropsychology of healing and of the book “Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation”. Dr Frank Corrigan and Alastair Hull co-authored two papers (BJPsych Bulletin) on the clinical neglect of complex PTSD and the neurobiological underpinnings of complex PTSD and their implications. You can find the articles here.
, MBChB, MD, FRCPsych, DipCBP, has been involved nationally and internationally in research, training and treatment of post-traumatic conditions for over 20 years who has published 80+ publications. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy in Perth, Scotland and has been a clinical researcher, Clinical Lecturer at the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research and the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist to the Grampian Traumatic Stress Clinic. He is Lead Clinician for both the Multidisciplinary Adult Psychotherapy Service and the Tayside Area Veterans Service, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Medical Sciences,University of Dundee.
Alastair is committed to the development of clinical training, dissemination of expertise and the research evidence base for CRM. He is co-author of the first book describing CRM as a modality, The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for treating Complex PTSD.
Alastair and Dr. Frank Corrigan co-authored two papers (BJPsych Bulletin) on the clinical neglect of complex PTSD and the neurobiological underpinnings of complex PTSD and their implications. You can find the articles here.
I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist , Sandplay Therapist , Therapeutic Hypnosis and Traumatherapist.
My acquaintance with the CRM was decisive.
Looking for years how to work with the inner child, finally I found a complete trauma-therapy method in CRM.
Up to now, in every therapy, I went up to a certain point, but with CRM I can go to the core of trauma!
, LICSW, has worked in private clinical practice since 2001, is a certified trauma therapist from the Colin Ross Institute, and has extensive training in ego state work, trauma, dissociation, maternal mental health, attachment, and performance enhancement. Elisa specializes in helping families create secure attachment when expecting additions to their family systems. Elisa works internationally bringing The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) skills into corporate performance and leadership, sports and musical performance, and clinical consultation with residential treatment programs nationally and internationally. She teaches Advanced Core Self CRM and assists in the Advanced CRM with DID and Dissociation training.
, LMFT, Avis has specialized in trauma and Complex PTSD; attachment disorders/RAD, depression and anxiety disorders, and parenting/child development issues. Certified in EMDR, she continuously seeks out the most effective treatment approaches treating trauma. The CRM offers this, providing tremendous healing results for her clients and those of her student therapists.Avis is a private practitioner who also supervises a staff of 12-14 therapists at Life Source Training Institute, a non-profit she founded in 2010 to provide low cost counseling and training opportunities for interns and therapy students. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on CRM. Avis is a CRM Trainer in Southern California and is on the CRM Committee for Marketing Media.
Gordon Barclay, MA, MPhil, MRCGP, MRCP, MRCPsych, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Glasgow University, is a CRM trainer in the UK and Europe. After a Masters degree in Chinese with Japanese and a stint in investment banking before training in both General Practice and Internal Medicine, he then switched horses and now works as an NHS Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. Having trained in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) and many different trauma focused modalities, Gordon finds the flexibility and creativity of CRM invaluable when working with more significant trauma and dissociation.
Katherine Heeg Stacey Guss
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been serving individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Stacey’s work includes a therapeutic focus on the resolution of trauma, to repair one’s relationship to one’s own self first and then to others. Stacey’s therapeutic work is eclectic, drawing strongly on the principles and techniques of CRM, ego psychology, process work, mindfulness, hypnosis and the development and use of compassion as a healing, therapeutic tool.
Stacey is pleased to be a contributing member and trainer in the organization.
, MSW, LCSW, has nearly 20 years of experience across a wide variety of mental health settings and populations. She is skilled at treating combat PTSD and PTSD from sexual trauma. She is proficient at blending various modalities. Kathy is a leader in educating other therapists and researchers about what CRM has to offer, and co-facilitates a CRM study group for professional therapists in Manhattan. She provides psychotherapy for adults, teens, and children and is licensed in NY and NJ.
She has authored the first CRM case study article based on her work with a veteran. You can find the article here.
, LCSW-R, has worked in the mental/emotional health field for over 30 years. Recent advances in neuroscience have expanded our understanding of how the brain works. The corresponding advances in treatment methods that address mental, emotional, behavioral difficulties have been very exciting to Semra. She has background training in many modalities, but sees the greatest promise in Lisa Schwarz’ cutting edge Comprehensive Resource Model of treatment. CRM uses what we know of the capabilities of the human brain in a way that more gently and thoroughly brings about healing from trauma – without the treatment itself being re-traumatizing. Request training and services from Semra via her website.
Heather Hart Kennedy
, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with twenty years of clinical experience. Her private practice integrates multiple treatment approaches in a holistic frame focusing on mind-body-spirit wellness. Her work emphasizes treatment of PTSD, complex PTSD, mood, dissociative, and attachment disorders, and the impact of a variety of medical conditions. Heather’s extensive training in neuropsychological modalities brings her to CRM leadership. “The Comprehensive Resource Model provides a beautiful, flexible framework allowing me to strategically integrate all tools and techniques needed to guide my clients through their healing process.” Heather is currently a trainer in training.
, Somatic Trauma Therapist, has worked with a variety of emotional stress release modalities for the past 20 years. Somatic trauma techniques including The Comprehensive Resource Model, a trauma modality that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing, Somatic Archaeology, Heart Centered Therapy and Naturopathy. CRM (preferred modality) is a gentle process that goes deep into the neurophysiology helping to down-regulate your nervous system around the targeted issues. Releasing traumatic material from the nervous system, extinguishing the fear response, old patterns of thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you, finding your joy again and experiencing a new way of “being”.
is a registered clinical psychologist. Jozay graduated from Oxford University, obtained a Masters degree in Counselling from Notre Dame University and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Murdoch University. She is based in Perth, Western Australia, and works in both private practice and a private psychiatric hospital, specialising in mental health issues and addictions.
Having experienced its effectiveness in a 2015 training, Jozay now utilizes CRM both personally and professionally. Trained directly by Lisa Schwarz in CRM and advanced CRM protocols, Jozay co-facilitates a CRM study group and is a teacher in training. Visit her website for more information.
is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Service Provider and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, serving as case manager, behavior specialist, behavior research clinician/consultant, and clinical therapist.
Becky specializes in the treatment of Trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, and attachment issues. She also works with athletes and performers on performance issues.
Becky conducts workshops and is available for speaking engagements on the topics of trauma-based and mental health treatment.
Becky utilizes CRM both personally and professionally. She has been trained directly by Lisa Schwarz on CRM and advanced CRM protocols. Visit Becky’s website for more information
is a doctoral candidate at Denver University and a clinical therapist with extensive trauma treatment experience. Ron is the Senior trainer of the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) and has been co-teaching with the developer of CRM, Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed., since spring of 2011. In his role of Senior Trainer Ron travels and teaches Basic and Advanced CRM trainings nationally and internationally, and has been instrumental in supporting the development of CRM trainers worldwide. He provides individual and group consultation in person and by skype for training attendees to ensure immediate support in the early stages of learning. Ron has developed additions to the structure of the CRM and contributed to The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for treating Complex PTSD
. Visit Ron Schwenkler’s website here
is a Licensed MFT in California with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. Kim specializes in treating attachment disruptions, PTSD, complex trauma, complex grief, DID, DDNOS and addiction disorders. In 1999, Kim began focusing on attachment and trauma disorders. After over 500 hours of training in somatic therapies, Kim now uses CRM exclusively both in her private practice and in a substance abuse treatment facility. She is working towards developing an addiction protocol that focuses specifically towards addressing the processes underlying addiction. Kim’s unique ability to assist others to heal from trauma and attachment disruptions brings her to CRM as a consultant and a trainer in training.
, Mag. Phil., Clinical Psychologist and Psychoherapist, is a Systemic and Gestalt Psychotherapist,a licenced Clinical and Health Psychologist, an EMDR-Europe Consultant and Trainer and VP of the Greek EMDR-Association (EMDR-HELLAS). She has worked throughout Europe for over 19 years. She founded the Institute for Trauma Treatment
in Athens. Domna is regarded as a pioneer trauma therapist in Greece and is the author of the first Greek book about Psychotraumatology and Trauma treatment (2009). “Trauma treatment begins where common psychotherapy ends. Getting in contact with Lisa Schwarz’s CRM work recreated my identity as a person and a trauma therapist and was a breakthrough for a new understanding of attachment and Ego state disorders”.