I’m writing about a new therapy for grief & mourning called the Induced After Death Communication or IADC. I’ve previously written about EMDR Therapy, the psychotherapeutic approach originally developed as a rapid and curative treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Since its development in the early 1990s the use of EMDR Therapy has been expanded as clinicians applied the process to other issues.
One such adaptation of EMDR Therapy is a treatment for unresolved grief called the Induced After Death Communication or IADC. This technique, pioneered in 1995 by Veteran’s Administration Psychologist, Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D, uses a variant of the EMDR Therapy procedure to induce a state of mind where the client or patient becomes receptive to the phenomenon commonly referred to as the ADC or After Death Communication.