Stories of Natural and Sustainable Healing from Trauma, Symptom Recidivism and Despair 

Authors: Susan Swim, PhD, David Abramovich, JD, MA, Lena Magardechian, PSYD-MFT, Larry A. Stone, MA


This research paper is a follow up to clients interviewed in our past research publications as well as the inclusion of new client voices (Swim, Stephan, Abramovich & Stone, 2016). Due to the significance found in the 2015 research we have continued to conduct continuous interviews both to these clients and new ones who have received services at Now I See A Person Institute (NISAPI) using Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Model. In this presentation we are attempting to describe the 100% recovery rate that happens every day at NISAPI.


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