Roger M. Solomon, Ph.D.
Dr. Roger Solomon is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma and grief. He is on the Senior Faculty of the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Institute and provides basic and advanced EMDR training internationally. He currently consults with the US Senate, NASA, and several law enforcement agencies.
Roger M. Solomon, Ph.D.
4001 9th Street North, #404
Arlington VA 22203
Birth date: October 13, 1951
- Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama
Date: October, 1974 - March, 1979
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Curriculum: Clinical Psychology (A.P.A. approved)
- University of Chicago
Date: October, 1972 - August, 1974
Degree: Master of Arts
Curriculum: Social Service Administration
- University of California at Berkeley
Date: October, 1970 - June, 1972
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Phi Beta Kappa
1981 Clinical Psychologist, California (currently inactive) Number PJ6876
1994 Clinical Psychologist, Massachusetts Number 6766
1998 Clinical Psychologist, New York Number 13577
7/1/94 - present Critical Incident Recovery Resources, Inc.
Provide psychological services, consultation, training programs, and peer support workshops. Professional activities include:
- Senior Faculty, EMDR Institute
Teach Weekend 1 and 2 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing nationally and internationally. I also provide advance workshops on the “Art of EMDR”, complex trauma(Structural Dissocia- tion) and EMDR therapy, grief and mourning, crisis intervention, and building resilience. I am also an EMDRIA certified therapist, consultant and trainer, and an EMDR Europe certified trainer. I have taught EMDR workshops across the United States, in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Iceland India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Turkey, and The Ukraine.
- United States Senate
Consultant to the Employee Assistance Program of the Senate, providing assessment and referral services (including EMDR) three to five days a month, training and consultation to the Senate community.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Since January 2002 I have provided training in critical Incident stress management and provided psychological Services following the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and Hurricane Katrina.
- South Carolina Department of Public Safety
I have consulted with the S.C. Department of Public Safety to provide workshops for law enforcement Personnel involved in critical incident, Critical Incident Seminar I provide workshops for law enforcement officers involved in critical incidents, such as the Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS), as well as workshops for the survivors of State Troopers killed in the line of duty, and survivors of people killed on the South Carolina highways (as part of the support group Families of Highway Fatalities).
- United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
I have consulted with the FBI since 1982, providing training to the FBI's Advanced Peer Support Team, EAP, the National Academy, and the Hostage Rescue Team; direct services to agents after critical incidents and participated in the FBI’s Post Critical Incident Seminar.
- Department of Justice, US Attorneys Office
Provided services to personnel after the WTC attack and the Oklahoma City bombing, and provided training to the critical incident team.
- US State Department, Diplomatic Security
Provided consultation and training to the trauma Program, and provided consultation after the WTC attack.
- Department of Labor
Provided consultation and training to the trauma Program, and services to several DOL agencies after the 9/11 WTC attacks.
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Provided critical incident peer support training and services following critical incidents.
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
am on the “Train the trainer” faculty of ICISF and am Certified to teach the Basic Critical Incident Stress Management Course.
- Railroad Consultation
I have consulted with Via Rail Canada since 4/95 to train critical incident peer support teams and provide services following critical incidents. I provide similar training to Alaska Railroad. From 1989 to 1993, I consulted with Union Pacific Railroad's critical incident peer support program providing training and services to over 1000 railroad personnel involved in traumatic incidents.
- Trauma consultation, law enforcement and emergency services
I have consulted with numerous municipal, county, state, and federal agencies on critical incident programs, and have provided psychological services after traumatic incidents (including the Sept 11 attacks Oklahoma City bombing, loss of the Shuttle Columbia, Hurricane Katrina).
- Buffalo Center for Trauma and Loss
Co-director of a center specializing in the treatment of acute trauma, complex trauma, and grief and bereavement issues.
7/1/88 - 5/31/94 Washington State Patrol
Position: Department Psychologist
5/1/79 - 6/15/88 Colorado Springs Police Department
Position: Police Psychologist (full time contract)
12\1\78 - 4/30/79 Arizona Department of Public Safety
Position: Police Psychology Post-Doctoral Intern
9/16/77 - 9/16/78 Chicago-Read Mental Health Center
Position: Psychology Intern (A.P.A. approved)
9/1/76 - 9/1/77 Auburn Police Department (Auburn, Alabama)
Position: Police Psychologist (15-25 hours/week)
- Solomon, R. M. and Shapiro, F. (in press). APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology: Vol. 2. Trauma Practice, S. N. Gold Copyright © 2017 by the American Psychological Association.
- Solomon, R. and Rando, (2015). (2015): Utilizzo dell'EMDR nel trattamento del dolore del lutto. In: ONOFRI A & LA ROSA C., Il lutto. Psicoterapia cognitivo evoluzionista e EMDR, Giovanni Fioriti Editore, Roma.
- Solomon, R. M., & Rando, T. A. 2015). EMDR therapy and grief and mourning. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating Trauma- and Stressor-Related Conditions (pp. 230-252). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
- Van der Hart, O., Groenendijk, M., Gonzalez, A., Mosquera, D., & Solomon, R. (2014). Dissociation of the Personality and EMDR Therapy in Complex Trauma-Related Disorders: Applications in Phase 2 and 3 Treatment. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 8, 33-38
- Solomon, R. & Shapiro, F. (2013). EMDR and adaptive information processing: The development of resilience and coherence. In K.Gow & M. Celinski (Eds.), Trauma: Recovering from Deep Wounds and Exploring the Potential for Renewal. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
- Van der Hart, O., Groenendijk, M., Gonzalez, A., Mosquera, D., & Solomon, R. (2013). Dissociation of the personality and EMDR therapy in complex trauma-related disorders: Applications in phase 1 treatment. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 7, 81-94.
- Solomon, R, and Rando, T. (2012) Treatment of grief and mourning through EMDR: Conceptual considerations and clinical guidelines. European Review of Applied Psychology, 231-239.
- Solomon, R. and Fernandez, I. Utilization of EMDR in the Treatment of workplace trauma (2012). In Hughes, R; Kindler, A.;and Cooper, G.L., International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support.
- Van der Hart. Ol, Wang, X.L., and Solomon, R. (2012) Trauma Related dissociation in the workplace. In Hughes, R; Kindler, A.;and Cooper, G.L., International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support.
- Solomon, R. & Shapiro, F. (2012). EMDR and adaptive information processing: The development of resilience and coherence. In K.Gow & M. Celinski (Eds.), Trauma: Recovering from Deep Wounds and Exploring the Potential for Renewal. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
- Arabia E, Manca ML, Solomon RM. EMDR for survivors of life-threatening cardiac events: results of a pilot study. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research 2011;5(1):2-13.
- Van der Hart, O., Nijenhuis, E.R.S., & Solomon, R. (2010), Dissociation of the personality in complex trauma-related disorders and EMDR: Theoretical considerations. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research,4, 76-92
- Shapiro, F. & Solomon, R.M. (2010). EMDR. In I. Weiner and W.E.Craighead(Eds.). The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology (4th edition). Vol. 2 (pp.629-632). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Solomon, Eldra P., Solomon, Roger M. and Heide, Kathleen M.(2009)'EMDR: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Victims of Trauma,Victims & Offenders,4:4,391—397.
- Solomon, R.and Shapiro, F. (2008) EMDR and the adaptive information processing model: Potential mechanisms of change. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 4, 315-325.
- Solomon, R. Gruler, A., Shurgart, S., and Skidmore, E. (2008) Post Deployment Seminar. Life Net, a piublication of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (Spring/Summer).
- Solomon, R. and Rando, T. (2007) Utilization of EMDR with grief and mourning. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 2, 109-117
- Solomon, R. (2008) Critical Incident Interventions. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 2 160-165.
- Solomon, R, and Macy, R. (2003) La gestione dello stress da Eventi Critici. In Gainnantonio, A. (ed.)Psicotraumatologia E Psicologia Dell’Emergenza. Salerno, Italy: Ecomind Srl
- Solomon, R. and Kaufman, T. (2002) A peer support workshop for the treatment of traumatic stress of railroad personnel. Contributions of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In Journal of Brief Therapy, 2 (1), pp 27-34.
- Solomon, R. (2002). Treatment of violated assumptive worlds with EMDR. In Kaufman, J. (ed) Loss of the assumptive world. New York: Brunner-Routledge, pp.117-126.
- Solomon, R. & Dyregrov, A. (2000). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Rebuilding assumptive worlds. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 37, pp. 1024-1030.
- Dyregrov, A. and R. Solomon, R. (2000). Mental mobilization processes in critical incident stress situations. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 2 (2),pp. 73-82.
- Solomon, R.M. and Mastin, P. (1999). The emotional aftermath of the Waco Raid: Five years revisited. In Police Trauma, Charles Thomas, Springfield IL., pp. 113-123.
- McNally, V.J. and Solomon, R.M. (1999), The FBI’s critical incident stress management program. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February, pp. 20-26.
- Solomon, R.M., (1998), Utilization of EMDR in crisis intervention Crisis Intervention, Vol. 4, pp. 239-246.
- Solomon, R.M. (1997). I know I must have shot, but I can'='t remember: Memory impairment after critical incidents. The Police Marksman, Vol XXII, pp. 48-51.
- Solomon, R.M. and Shapiro, F. (1997). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An effective therapeutic tool for trauma and grief. In C. Figley, Bride, B. and Nicholas, M. (Eds.) Death and Trauma. Washington D.C., Taylor and Francis. pp. 231-247.
- Solomon, R.M. (1996) Memory Impairment in the Wake of Critical Incidents. Part I. International Journal of Use of Force, Millstadt, IL., May, 2-6.
- Solomon, R.M. (1996) Memory Impairment in the Wake of Critical Incidents, Part II. International Journal of Use of Force, Millstadt, IL., September, 10-13.
- Solomon, R.M. (1996). The emotional aftermath of the Waco raid: What went right? In Reese, J. and Solomon, R. (Eds.), Organizational Issues in Law Enforcement, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Reese, J. and Solomon, R.M. (1996) (Eds.). Organizational Issues in Law Enforcement, Washington DC: U.S.Government Printing Office.
- Solomon, R.M. (1995). Critical incident stress debriefing in law enforcement. In G. Everly and J. Mitchell (Eds.) Critical Incident stress Management. Chevron Publishing: Ellicott City, M.D.
- Shapiro, F. and Solomon, R.M. (1995). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Neurocognitive information processing. In G. Everly and J. Mitchell (Eds.) Critical Incident stress Management. Chevron Publishing: Ellicott City, M.D.
- Solomon, R.M. (1992). Developing Professional Guidelines, Police Chief, May, pp.53-55.
- Solomon, R.M. (1991). The dynamics of fear in critical incidents: Implications for training and treatment, in J.T. Reese, J.M. Horn, and C. Dunning (Eds.) Critical Incidents In Policing, Revised, pp. 327-358. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Dyregrov, A. and Solomon, R.M. (1991). Mental Health Professionals in Disasters: An Exploratory Study. Disaster Management, 3, 3, pp. 123-128.
- Solomon, R.M. (1990). Administrative Guidelines for Dealing with Officers Involved in On-Duty Shooting Situations. Police Chief, February, p.40.
- Solomon, R.M. (1989). Dynamics of fear in critical incidents, Training Key, #399, International Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Solomon, R.M. (1988). Post-shooting trauma, Police Chief, October, pp. 40-44.
- Solomon, R.M. (1988). Mental conditioning: The utilization of fear, in Reese, J.T. and Horn, J.M. (Eds.), Police Psychology: Operational Assistance. United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, pp.391-408.
- Horn, J.M. and Solomon, R.M. (1988). Peer support: A key element for coping with trauma, Police Stress, Spring, pp. 25-27.
- Solomon, R.M., with Horn J.M. (1986). Post-shooting traumatic reactions: A pilot study., in Psychological Services In Law Enforcement, Reese, J. and Goldstein, H. (editors), United States Government Printing Office, pp.383-393.
- Solomon, R.M. with Brown, S., Burkhart, B., and King, G., (1977). Role Expectations for mental health professionals in law enforcement agencies. American Journal of Community Psychology, 5 pp. 2-8.