Dr. Dwight Norwood, PhD, LICSW
Accelerated Resolution Therapy™ (ART)
ART is a new form of short-term therapy used to treat children and adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . 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. It 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 on 4 Army hospitals, and quick adoption at other military hospitals is expected.
I am a certified Master Practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy™ (ART) by the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (IS-ART ); I have practiced ART for 6 years. For more information about ART visit the founder's website: Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery.