“Dr. Botkin has hit upon a fascinating and powerful new tool that may not only help clients cope with their losses, but also breaks new ground in understanding life and death.” —Bruce Greyson, MD, bestselling author of After
“A must read for all serious students of death and dying.”—Raymond Moody, MD, PhD
Induced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones. This is the definitive book on the subject.
Botkin, a clinical psychologist, created the therapy while counseling Vietnam veterans in his work at a Chicago area VA hospital. Botkin recounts his initial—accidental—discovery of IADC during therapy sessions with Sam, a Vietnam vet haunted by the memory of a Vietnamese girl he couldn't save. During the session, quite unexpectedly, Sam saw a vision of the girl's spirit, who told him everything was okay; she was at peace now. This single moment surpassed months--years--of therapy, and allowed Sam to reconnect with his family.
Since that 1995 discovery, Botkin has used IADC to successfully treat countless patients—the book includes dozens of case examples—and has taught the procedure to therapists around the country. This is the inside story of a revolutionary therapy that will profoundly affect how grief and trauma are understood and treated.
About the Authors:
Allan L. Botkin,PsyD, received his Doctor of Psychology degree from Baylor University in 1983. For the next twenty years he worked in private practice and as a staff psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Chicago area. He is currently the director of The Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, LLC in Libertyville, Illinois. Author websites: www.induced-adc.com and www.healingafterthewar.com R. Craig Hogan, PhD, is the owner and director of the Business Writing Center, an online school that trains business writers around the world (writingtrainers.com). He is the author of Explicit Business Writing, a book describing today's best practices in business writing. He has been the interpersonal development coordinator at a graduate school where he taught interpersonal growth, administrator at two universities and a medical school, and professor of communication at three universities. He co-authored a book for school administrators, teaching them how to work more cooperatively and productively with teachers, and is co-author of Personal Styles Inventory based on Carl Jung's work.