Psychologist Receives Trauma Certification
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October 9, 2017

Thomas Ottavi, PhD, has completed extensive training to become an EMDR Certified Therapist.

(DUBUQUE)—Medical Associates Clinic is pleased to announce that Thomas Ottavi, PhD, has completed extensive training to become an EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDR International Association (www.emdria.org).

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, including PTSD. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

Medical Associates Clinic was established in 1924 and is the oldest multispecialty group practice clinic in Iowa. With over 170 providers serving Dubuque and the Tri-State area, Medical Associates delivers high quality care with a staff of over 1,000 healthcare professionals and support personnel, and has been recognized since 1998 as a “Better Performing Practice” by the Medical Group Management Association.