Dr. David Grand: psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan, lecturer and writer, he is the developer of the internationally acclaimed Brainspotting method. Dr. Grand is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a PhD from International University, and is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in the arenas of healing trauma and enhancing performance and creativity.
THE ADVANCED RESOURCE MODEL OF BRAINSPOTTING
Brainspotting is a resource model, with the primary resource being the attuned presence of the therapist. The secondary resource is the deep, focused, accurate access to the subcortical brain accomplished by somatic awareness combined with observing and harnessing visual orienting. The goal of Brainspotting is also the resource of setting and holding a frame that promotes coming out of dysregulation and moving towards self-regulation. This frame expands and strengthens the clients window of tolerance. Clients with severe dissociative and attachment disorders are seen as outside the Brainspotting window of tolerance and of need of additional holding and grounding. This employs both Brainspotting techniques (including the eye contact spot) and integration with other models that address severe developmental trauma.