Michael C Paterson, OBE, PhD, DClinPsych, CSci, AFBPsS, is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress in emergency service personnel. In addition to running a private mental health clinic, Michael has published articles on stress and trauma in the emergency services. He has also presented at international conferences and lectures on traumatology to postgraduate clinical psychology students at the Queens University of Belfast. Dr Paterson was honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II through being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in her 2008 Birthday Honours List. Website: http://www.emdr-training.org.