Shirley Jean Schmidt (developer)

About The Developer

SJS

Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in the treatment of adults with trauma and attachment wounds. She’s the founder of the DNMS Institute and the author of The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy: An Ego State Therapy for Healing Adults With Childhood Trauma and Attachment Wounds. She has trained hundreds of clinicians in the DNMS model at regional, national, and international workshops and conferences since 2002. She moderates a 800-member DNMS professional listserv. She is a past president of the San Antonio Trauma & Dissociation Professional Study Group. For six years, she was an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant. She has published many articles about EMDR, ego state therapy, pain management, and the DNMS. (Listed below.) She holds the patent on the TheraTapperâ„¢, a bilateral tactile stimulation device that has been sold world-wide to DNMS and EMDR therapists.

Articles by Shirley Jean Schmidt

The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy: Eight Case Studies
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC & Arthur E. Hernandez, PhD
Published in the March 2007 issue of the online journal Traumatology   Peer-reviewed.

Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy: A New Treatment Approach Applied to Dissociative Identity Disorder
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation  Peer-reviewed.

Meeting Needs with a Resource Sandwich
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the December 2001 issue of the EMDRIA Newsletter – Special Edition

Overcoming Client Resistance to Resource Development and Installation (RDI)
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the December 1999 issue of the EMDRIA Newsletter

Internal Conference Room Ego-State Therapy and the Resolution of Double Binds:
Preparing clients for EMDR trauma processing

By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the June 1998 issue of the EMDRIA Newsletter

Resource-Focused EMDR: Integration of Ego State Therapy, Alternating Bilateral Stimulation, and Art Therapy
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the December 1999 issue of the EMDRIA Newsletter

Honoring Pain
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the January/February 1998 issue of Enjoy Whole Health magazine.
Summarizes various meditation techniques for working with pain.

Fibromyalgia Hope
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the January/February 2000 issue of Enjoy Whole Health magazine.
Discussion of fibromyalgia possibly being the result of seemingly unresolvable internal conflicts and offers hope about getting unstuck.

In Pain?? Whatever You Do, Don’t Go to the Beach
By Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC
As published in the March/April 2000 issue of Enjoy Whole Health magazine.
Contrasts a loving kindness orientation to physical pain with an escapist orientation.