Some of Dr Grand's Contributions
Committed to the use of Brainspotting as a tool to ease human suffering, Dr. Grand has become widely known for his humanitarian contributions through sharing his wisdom and insights into healing trauma with the world. He was the clinical director of the Faithful Response program, which treated 9/11 survivors and returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. He has organized many pro bono trauma therapy trainings in places most in need, such as in Northern Ireland, Israel, Newtown, CT and inner cities of the United States. He has also treated thousands of survivors of the World Trade Center Attack, Hurricane Katrina and Newtown, CT.
Dr. Grand has been featured on CNN, NBC, Nightline, The Jane Pauley Show and Extra. He has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Golf Digest and Newsday, for his enormous success in healing victims of trauma and successfully treating the sports condition called the “Yips.” Dr. Grand was the trauma consultant for the acclaimed PBS documentary Newtown. The PBS documentary Depression: Out of the Shadows, which included Dr. Grand as a featured expert, won a 2008 Peabody Award.
He is the playwright of the 9/11 play I Witness, which is based on personal stories from 9/11 survivors. Dr. Grand’s documentary, Come Hell or High Water, follows his experiences treating victims of Hurricane Katrina and has been featured in the Queens and Long Island Film Festivals.
The first International Brainspotting Conference was held in Buzios, Brazil, March 2016.
Dr. Grand conducts a private psychotherapy and performance-enhancement practice in Manhattan and Long Island, New York.