Mark I Nickerson

Mark I Nickerson

Mark Nickerson, LICSW, a psychotherapist in Amherst, MA for 30 years, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program Basic and Advanced EMDR therapy trainer, and was 2014 President of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. Mark lectures, trains and consults locally, nationally, & internationally on topics including trauma informed treatment  for problem behaviours including problematic anger, hostility & violent behavior; conflict management; the effective use of EMDR protocols, the needs of combat veterans and their families; cultural competence and healing culturally-based trauma including the effects of social stigma and prejudice. He is author of The Wounds Within (Skyhorse, 2016), an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families. As editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols (Springer,2017) and related trainings, he has advanced innovative strategies for culturally aware trauma intervention.

Within the local community, Nickerson co-founded the Men’s Resource Center of Western MA in 1985, a unique organization that offered a variety of services including state certified domestic violence intervention groups. Mark is the Director of Parent Education for the Hampshire County Court’s Bar Association, & for 20 years has designed & facilitated innovative and award-winning programs to reduce conflict between separated parents, including a skills-based co-parenting class for separated parents.