Traditional Therapy is Failing

Dr. Jon Connelly founded the Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence (ISSV) to provide our therapeutic approach, at no cost, to those who have suffered sexual trauma. He both treats survivors and trains other practitioners to do the same through his customized approach to psychotherapy. Dr. Connelly is driven to ensure that anyone, regardless of their ability to pay, receives effective treatment for sexual trauma, and has helped hundreds  of survivors recover.

Victims of sexual violence may experience intense feelings of shame, guilt, fear, anxiety and anger. They may have problems forming intimate relationships, or may manifest other issues such as eating disorders, depression and addiction.

We provide training to mental health professionals on the techniques used in Rapid Resolution Therapy. The goal is for these professionals to provide treatment on a pro-bono basis to those victims of sexual trauma who may not have the financial resources to afford therapy. Dr. Connelly and his trained practitioners also work directly with clients pro-bono.

To find out more about our training sessions for therapists, or to inquire about a session for yourself or a loved one, please contact us at 800-587-2623 or

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How is Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT) so different from traditional therapy?

Traditional Psychotherapy

  • Treatment can last for months or even years

  • Psychotherapists most often complete their graduate training and become licensed without ever observing their teachers working with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma

  • Clients are encouraged to re-experience the traumatic event and feel the pain in order to release it

  • Client must take responsibility for the treatment being successful

  • Treatment failure is blamed on the client being resistant or “not ready for change”

  • The psychotherapist may suffer vicarious traumatization

  • Psychotherapy is serious

Rapid Resolution Therapy®

  • Treatment is often completed in a single visit

  • RRT training includes numerous demonstrations where students observe many different types of sexual trauma being resolved

  • Clients are prevented from any re-experiencing of traumatic events; the treatment process is painless

  • The practitioner takes responsibility for the process being successful

  • Treatment failure indicates that the practitioner needs more training

  • The practitioner is never traumatized, but instead is energized while creating transformations

  • RRT is fun

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