About the Author
Ellie Izzo, PhD, LPC, has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. She also serves as a trainer, Divorce Coach and Child Specialist in Collaborative Divorce. She developed the Rapid Advance Process, a standardized five-session brief model of counseling that was presented at the American Counseling Association convention in Atlanta in 1997 and with Vicki Carpel Miller in Honolulu in 2008. Ellie is the author of The Bridge To I Am, a self-help book outlining the Rapid Advance Process used in the treatment of Vicarious Trauma and other life challenges. Ellie hosted a call-in radio show in Phoenix and served as Self-Help Editor for a nationally syndicated trade magazine. She runs several ongoing groups called the Encouragers where people meet to offer each other peace, support and acceptance. She is Co-Director of the Vicarious Trauma Institute and the Collaborative Divorce Institute, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Vicki Carpel Miller, BSN, MS, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in clinical practice for over 20 years. She is co-founder and Co-Director of the Vicarious Trauma Institute and the Collaborative Divorce Institute, both located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vicki was instrumental in bringing Collaborative Divorce to Arizona and functions as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist in Collaborative Divorce cases. She specializes in the treatment of Vicarious Trauma, the Rapid Advance Process, the practice of Collaborative Divorce and other divorce-related issues such as blended family and stepfamily issues. Vicki is internationally recognized as a trainer with the Collaborative Divorce Training Team, the Collaborative Divorce Institute and the Vicarious Trauma Institute. Her offices are located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ellie and Vicki opened the Vicarious Trauma Institute in 2006 in Arizona.