Book talk with Dr. Gretchen Schmelzer: Journey Through Trauma
Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, will be presenting on her latest book, Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma on Wednesday, June 27th at 5pm at the Chilmark Library. Trauma is widespread in America; from 1994 to 2016, 84 million children were treated for abuse, over 4 million for sexual abuse. Domestic violence during the same period affected 30 million women and two million men. Yet, despite its prevalence it often goes undiscussed and untreated.
Schmelzer, a licensed and practicing psychologist, has worked for over twenty-five years with the complex issues of trauma, integration, and behavior change across every level, from individuals to groups to large systems and countries, in private practice and in public clinics. Trained at the Harvard Medical School and a trauma survivor herself, Schmelzer is uniquely skilled to help survivors understand the uneven terrain of the healing process and stay on the non-linear path to recovery.
Using what she has learned in her years of work on this issue, Schmelzer’s book recognizes the three basic principles: Healing is possible. It requires courage. And it cannot be done alone. Journey Through Trauma is written specifically for survivors. The reader will learn the five phases that every survivor must negotiate along the way and how to stay motivated on this challenging path to recovery and healing. Please go to
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.
522 South Road, PO Box 180, Chilmark, Massachusetts 02535
522 south road, chilmark, 2535