About J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC
Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is a board-certified expert and
internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical and disaster
traumatology. Since opening his clinical practice in 1990, Dr. Gentry
has trained tens of thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals
worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress.
Dr. Gentry received his doctorate from Florida State University, where
he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers in the
field of traumatic stress. He went on to become one of the founding
faculty members and curriculum designers of the Traumatology Institute
at Florida State University and later served as co-director of the
International Traumatology Institute at the University of South
Dr. Gentry is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute
encompasses 17 courses in field and clinical
traumatology leading to seven separate certifications. He is also the
co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for
Stabilization and Recovery
(Third Edition), published by
Huber in 2014.
Recognizing the risks of burnout for counseling professionals who work
with trauma survivors, Dr. Gentry co-developed the Accelerated Recovery
(ARP), the world's only evidence-based treatment
compassion fatigue. He is currently a founding board member and vice
president of the International Association of Trauma
(IATP), Consulting Director at the Traumatology
and the owner of Compassion
, a private psychotherapy,
training, and consulting practice based in Sarasota, FL.
In his career as clinician, researcher, author, and consultant, Dr.
Gentry draws equally from the latest research in brain science and his
33 years of clinical experience with trauma survivors. In his spare
time, he is an avid hiker, motorcyclist, sportsman, and songwriter