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DE-CRUIT® is an interdisciplinary program designed to help military veterans overcome the obstacles of transitioning from military service back into their communities. Countering the military’s intense indoctrination and training, as well as the extreme trauma so commonly experienced as part of military service, DE-CRUIT delivers: a safe, non-judgmental outlet for processing military-related trauma without focusing solely on the trauma or on an assumed pathology within the individual veteran. DE-CRUIT® uses routinized techniques derived from principles of classical actor training (e.g., experiential analysis, symbolic representation, and techniques of breathing and spoken verse) to transform military camaraderie into camaraderie among treatment group members to communalize the process of healing from the trauma of war. The DE-CRUIT® treatment protocol integrates state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques from cognitive science and narrative therapy within a regimen of nutrition, writing, and analyses of trauma as represented by numerous veteran characters in Shakespearian texts. Treatment group members learn to narrate their own stories of trauma through a strengths-based approach that fosters the development of life skills, self-efficacy, and post-traumatic growth.
Julia Vitarello is founder and CEO of Mila’s Miracle Foundation. Her life has taken her from Washington, D.C., where she grew up, to Amherst College, where she pursued a liberal arts degree, and then to Italy, where she lived and worked for many years
Dr. Tim Yu is a neurologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. A graduate of Harvard College, he completed his M.D. and Ph.D. at UC San Francisco and neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Ann Thor is the Todd Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine, and the former Rader Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.