Deb Del Vecchio-ScullyDelVecchioScully2015

Deb Del Vecchio-Scully is a counselor/trauma specialist and writer who focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit. She is currently the Clinical Recovery Leader and Trauma Specialist of the Newtown Recovery and Resilency Team serving the Sandy Hook/Newtown community and has a private practice. For more information:


  • Give Sorrow Words

    Apr 17, 2012
    A few months ago the world was mesmerized by the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship; today the last five bodies recovered were identified. This news announcement caused me to reflect on the importance of our need to grieve and the importance in many religions of having remains to bury. This was poignantly discussed last fall when I volunteered at the VOICES of September 11th 10th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum. I had been asked to facilitate a roundtable discussion comprised of survivors who had lost someone during the terrorist attacks. There were many themes of loss discussed with the central theme being the need to remember and to honor their loved ones. Frustration about the inability to do so for many, because of the inability to recover remains was a particular point of their inability to grieve.
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  • Is there an App for that?

    Apr 12, 2012
    The New York Times recently commented on the trend of younger people using their mobile devices – smart phone and tablets – to track health information. I certainly have seen this in my practice and in my experience isn’t limited to the “younger” crowd. I work in a busy Neurology practice and focus on the treatment of chronic pain, PTSD and mood disorders using a holistic, mindful approach to therapy. I am learning to welcome the use of technology as an aid in therapy. I have become quite adept with the iphone/ipad, and droid platforms and found there are many free applications available which can support clients in completing homework between sessions, encourage coping skill practice and commitment to therapy.
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  • Innovative Partnering - the Power of Collaboration

    Apr 05, 2012
    As the youngest of 10 children, I learned the importance of being a member of a team very early on in life. Whether it was getting a seat at the kitchen table for dinner or getting a point across, it always helped to have an ally. The importance of partnership and community has been reinforced throughout my life, my counseling career, and in my role as the former Connecticut Counseling Association Executive Director; it is a key reason that the CCA was honored during the American Counseling Association Annual Conference in San Francisco last month.
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