205 ART – Accelerated Resolution Therapy & PTSD – Breeding

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ART: Accelerated Resolution Therapy & PTSD

Kelly Breeding is a clinical social worker with extensive experience in building community partnerships, non-profit leadership, fundraising, and program development. Ms. Breeding’s clinical practice has afforded her the opportunity to provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy Resouces with diverse populations – with a specialization in trauma and life transitions as well as providing community outreach for at-risk individuals and families.

Ms. Breeding earned her B.A. in Communications and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida and has been trained in mindfulness-based therapies and applied behavior analysis. Ms. Breeding maintains a strong conviction for working with individuals involved in systems of care that face challenges throughout the context of their lives.

Her Role In Accelerated Resolution Therapy International

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Kelly Breeding Exec. Dir.

In February 2016, Ms. Breeding was selected to be the Executive Director of ART International Training and Research, Inc. where she oversees all policies and procedures and strategic and operational responsibility for ART International’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

Kelly’s interesting reportage here at CBJ amplifies on the already interesting and comprehensive ART overview rendered by Dr. Kevin Kip at CBJ/201 and both conversations are strongly recommended for both clients and those wishing to take more advanced training.

Kelly’s observations are, in a word, inspirational. Must listen!

*Photo by Taton Moïse on Unsplash

Ed Note: Kelly discusses the multiple national training and resource centers for ART training and treatment services. If you would like to access either treatment or training, she discusses how and why for their remarkably predictive results at ART International – for those stuck alone, out on the road of life, with no pathway home.


References & Website – Of special note here: “Brief” appears effective.

  1. Website: https://artherapyinternational.org/
  2. Kip KE, Elk CA, Sullivan KL, Kadel R, Lengacher CA, Long CJ, Rosenzweig L, Shuman A, Hernandez DF, Street JD, Girling SA, Diamond DM. Brief treatment of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Behavioral Sciences 2012; 2(2): 115-134. PMID: 23482431
  3. Kip KE, Sullivan KL, Lengacher CA, Rosenzweig L, Hernandez DF, Kadel R, Kozel FA, Shuman A, Girling SA, Hardwick MJ, Diamond DM. Brief treatment of co-occurring post-traumatic stress and depressive symptoms by use of accelerated resolution therapy. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2013; 4 (article 11):1-12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00011 PMID: 23482431
  4. 3. Kip, KE, Rosenzweig L, Hernandez DF, Shuman A, Sullivan KL., Long CJ, Taylor J, McGhee S, Girling SA, Wittenberg, T, Sahebzamani, FM, Lengacher CA, Kadel R, Diamond DM. Randomized controlled trial of accelerated resolution therapy (ART) for symptoms of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Military Medicine 2013; 178: 1298-1309. PMID: 24306011
  5. Kip KE, Shuman A, Hernandez DF, Diamond DM, Rosenzweig L. Case report and theoretical description of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for military-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Military Medicine 2014; 179:31-37. PMID: 24402982
  6. Kip KE, Rosenzweig L, Hernandez DF, Shuman A, Diamond DM, Girling SA, Sullivan KL, Wittenberg T, Witt AM, Lengacher CA, Anderson B, McMillan SC. Accelerated Resolution Therapy for treatment of pain secondary to symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 2014, 5: 24066 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v5.24066 PMID: 24959325
  7. Kip KE, Hernandez DF, Shuman A, Witt A, Diamond DM, Davis SE, Kip R, Abhayakumar A, Wittenberg T, Girling SA, Witt S, Rosenzweig L. Comparison of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for treatment of symptoms of PTSD and sexual trauma between civilian and military adults. Military Medicine 2015; 180: 964-971. PMID: 26327548
  8. Finnegan A, Kip K, Hernandez D, McGhee S, Rosenzweig L, Hynes C, Thomas M. Accelerated resolution therapy: an innovative mental health intervention to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2016; 162:90-97. PMID 2614210
  9. Kip KE, D’Aoust RF, Hernandez DF, Girling SA, Cuttino B, Long MK, Rojas P, Wittenberg T, Abhayakumar A, Rosenzweig L. Evaluation of brief treatment of symptoms of psychological trauma among veterans residing in a homeless shelter by use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Nursing Outlook 2016;64:411-223.
  10. Kip KE, Tofthagen C, D’Aoust R, Girling SA, Harper Y, Rosenzweig L. Pilot study of Accelerated Resolution Therapy for treatment of chronic refractory neuropathic pain Alternative and Complementary Therapies. December 2016, 22(6): 243-250. doi:10.1089/act.2016.29082.kek.
  11. Rossiter AG, D’Aoust RF, Shafer MR, Martin M, Kip KE. Accelerated resolution therapy for women veterans experiencing military sexual trauma-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017; 5(4): 1108.
  12. Research at ART International: https://artherapyinternational.org/research/

Dr. Kip Book Chapters

  1. Waits WM, Kip KE, Hernandez DF. Accelerated Resolution Therapy. In Ritchie EC (ed): Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015; pp 105-121.
  2. Kip KE, Rosenzweig L, Hernandez DF, Shuman A, Witt A, Keller E, Diamond DM. Accelerated Resolution Therapy: A Brief, Emerging Evidence-Based Treatment for PTSD. In Martin C, Preedy V, and Patel VB (eds): Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016;

Additional CBJ Experts Weigh In On PTSD & Recovery


 Veteran’s Short Recovery Story From ART


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  1. Emily on 05/03/2018 at 10:20 AM

    Is ART useful even if someone has no memory of the traumatic event? Such as an accident with amnesia? Thank you!

    • Dr Charles Parker on 05/03/2018 at 12:36 PM

      The short answer is yes. During this interview and in the other ART interview with Dr. Kevin Kip http://corebrainjournal.com/201 they alluded to the fact that old forgotten issues often come up as the process of dealing with contemporary challenges is addressed.

      • Emily on 05/03/2018 at 3:30 PM

        Thank you!

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