Strategic ETM

"Strategic" ETM refers to its application as a counter to psychological trauma's destructive systemic influences. This Tutorial presents two primary ETM strategic applications: "extraordinary" and "standard" (trauma) operations.

ETM Extraordinary Trauma Management

Some people who understand psychological trauma's destructive systemic influences cause traumatic events for the purpose of exploiting those influences. Examples include the uses of criminal violence and terrorism to advance a particular interest, be it pecuniary or political.

Successful applications of terrorism and criminal violence depend upon the ability of the heinous act to induce trauma etiology into the consciousnesses of the targeted individuals and groups. The etiology then disrupts learning, decision making and actions required to provide successful defensive responses against the perpetrators of the events. While response capacity is reduced, the affected individuals and their organizations may be readily controlled by the perpetrators. Insurgency (formerly "Guerilla") warfare is also based on these trauma disabling and control principles - methods.

ETM's extraordinary (trauma) operations intend to:

  1. Identify and address the individual and systemic trauma etiologies caused by the events.
  2. Mitigate, or end all together, the referenced trauma-induced, contrived and deleterious effects on learning, decision making, action.
  3. Strengthen the system's response to perpetrators of traumatic events.

ETM Standard (Trauma) Operations

Unlike ETM extraordinary trauma operations, ETM standard (trauma) operations refer to ETM's application to management processes where the traumatic events (like accidents, disease, and natural catastrophe) are not contrived for purposes of disabling and then controlling either the victims or the responding management effort.

ETM's standard (trauma) operations are intended to

  1. remove the deleterious effects of the event on the management responses to the event and to future events.
  2. restore the organization's focus upon the original (non trauma related) goals of the organization
To give an example of ETM's standard operations, its application to trauma occurring in Schools is intended to allow them to, despite the traumatic event(s), return readily to a focus upon educational goals and without concern that they will be subverted by individual and systemic traumatic symptomatologies.

Strategic ETM Ethics

To achieve referenced strategic goals, ETM must be applied ethically. Adhere to ETM strategic standard and extraordinary operations protocols and the required ethics will automatically be applied.


Whether used to
  1. overcome natural catastrophe, accident, drug abuse, disease or suicide,
  2. provide assistance to victims and their communities who are combating violent crime,
  3. fight terrorism's application against innocent civilians, or
  4. strengthen the defenses of combat personnel engaged in guerilla warfare,
ETM becomes a strategic management device.

Strategic ETM means no trauma etiology - system impairment - terrorist controls.