Progressive counting (PC) is a recently developed trauma treatment, based on the counting method, that is already supported by several published studies. As per the research and clinical experience to date, PC appears to be well tolerated by clients, about as effective as EMDR, more efficient, and relatively easy for therapists to learn. Briefly, PC involves having the client visualize a series of progressively longer "movies" of the trauma memory while the therapist counts out loud (first to a count of 10, then 20, then 30, etc.).
Dr. Greenwald is PC's developer, and TI & CTI is the primary source of PC training internationally.
Training in PC is included in the following programs:
- Baron, I., & Tracey, J. K. (2017). Quasi-qualitative evaluation of progressive counting in secure accommodation in Scotland: An exploratory cluster case study. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma.
- Greenwald, R. (2008). Progressive Counting: A new trauma resolution method. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1, 249-262.
- Greenwald, R. (2008). Progressive counting for trauma resolution: Three case studies. Traumatology, 14, 83-92.
- Greenwald, R. (2012). Progressive Counting: Asking recipients what makes it work. Traumatology, 18(3), 59-63.
- Greenwald, R. (2013). Progressive Counting Within A Phase Model Of Trauma-Informed Treatment. NY: Routledge.
- Greenwald, R. (2014). Intensive child therapy to prevent further abuse victimization: A case study. Journal of Child Custody, 11, 325-334.
- Greenwald, R. (2015). Progressive counting: The next trauma treatment of choice? International Journal of Trauma Research and Practice, 1(2), 31-33.
- Greenwald, R., McClintock, S. D., & Bailey, T. D. (2013). A controlled comparison of progressive counting and eye movement desensitization & reprocessing. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 22, 981-996.
- Greenwald, R. & McClintock, S. D., Jarecki, K., & Monaco, A. (2015). A comparison of eye movement desensitization & reprocessing and progressive counting among therapists in training. Traumatology, 21, 1-6.
- Greenwald, R., & Schmitt, T. A. (2010). Progressive Counting: Multi-site group and individual treatment open trials. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2, 239-242.
- Jarecki, K., & Greenwald, R. (2015). Progressive counting with therapy clients with PTSD: Three cases. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/capr.12055 (No journal number yet; only published online so far.)
- Lasser, K. A., & Greenwald, R. (2015). Progressive counting facilitates memory reconsolidation. In Ecker, B. & Dahlitz, M., (Eds.) special issue on memory reconsolidation. The Neuropsychotherapist, 10, 30-37.
- PC Frequently Asked Questions -- information for therapy clients.
PC Research Grants: Call for Proposals
In the interest of promoting research on Progressive Counting (PC), we are offering in-kind grants of training and consultation for PC researchers. The scope of our interest is broad, potentially including case studies, open trials, and comparison studies; children, teens, and adults; USA and international. Grantees commit to pursue the project to completion and publication. Proposals should include:
- Brief cover letter including the applicant's name, degree, affiliation, proposed project title, and any special resources, interests, qualifications, or areas of expertise relevant to the project.
- 2-page summary of the proposed project, including Statement of the Problem, Purpose of the Project, and Research Design.
- Letters of support from any co-investigators, collaborators, collaborating facilities, dissertation committee chairs, etc.
- Projected time line, budget, and any other sources of support for the proposed project.
- CV of applicant and any co-investigators.
Preliminary inquiries are encouraged, as are early applications. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail by November 1, 2017. Notification of decisions will be made by December 1, 2017.