Traumatic Incident Reduction Association

Suzanne Duc, RP, MACP, Certified TIR Trainer

trainer's picture

An Interview with Suzanne Duc:

VV: How long have you been a TIR trainer?

Suzanne: I became a TIR trainer in 2015.

VV: What inspired you to become a TIR trainer?

Suzanne: I was fortunate to see my supervisor delivering Basic TIR to one of her clients during my Master's practicum in hospice. It completely resolved the unwanted effects of grief-related trauma that the client was experiencing at the time and this was miraculous to behold. I decided after witnessing this incredible session that I had to learn as much about this technique as possible. I now feel very fortunate to be in a position to teach others TIR and hopefully to inspire them as I was inspired when I first saw the technique in action!

VV: What do you find rewarding about it?

Suzanne: There is no better feeling as a practitioner than when your client is relieved of emotional, cognitive or physical burden. That is the beauty of TIR; you can actually see the client's spirit lifting in session! I am rewarded when my clients feel better and I have found application of TIR and related modalities to be among the most efficacious ways of relieving my clients' distress.

VV: Are you willing to travel to deliver training, if so under what conditions?

Suzanne: Absolutely! I am willing to travel internationally to deliver training if required. I ask only that my safety be assured and that reasonable compensation for my services be agreed upon ahead of training service delivery.

VV: Do you have a private practice?

Suzanne: I work in private practice under the supervision of a registered clinical psychologist. As such, my clients may be eligible for reimbursement through third party insurance providers depending on the planholder's terms of coverage. I provide counselling to diverse populations dealing with a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress, substance use problems, work stress, career dissatisfaction and transition, relationship problems, academic problems, grief and other life or behavioral problems. Areas of specialization include grief and trauma counselling.

VV: Besides TIR, what other things are you interested in?

Suzanne: Trauma resolution is an area of considerable professional focus and I am particularly interested in looking at this from the perspective of motor vehicle accident recovery, military service recovery, and grief processing. These are areas of research interest that I hope to pursue at the doctoral level of study. Personally, I have many interests outside work which include spending time with my family and friends, reading extensively (I never met a book I didn't like!) and long-distance running.

VV: Describe your professional background?

Suzanne: I graduated with a BA in Psychology (Carleton University, Ottawa) in 1995 and then spent 10 years in human resources management for corporate Canada, primarily in the area of recruitment operations. In 2011, I made the decision to change careers in favour of a lifelong interest in helping others. I went back to school in my 40s and obtained a Master's in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University, Fredericton) in 2012. Since graduation, I have worked as the head of bereavement programming for a rural hospice, authored a district bereavement plan for the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program, and completed three certifications in TIR/LSR. Currently, I have devoted myself full-time to private practice and I am regularly consulted as an expert in the area of grief, trauma and bereavement. For more information, see my public profile on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanneduc

Available Workshops

Calendar last updated on 7/29/2016
Traumatic Incident Reduction Workshop  
Oct. 21-24, 2016Ottawa, ON, Canada
Register Now!
Trainer Log In

© Traumatic Incident Reduction Association. All rights reserved.