Sylvia A. Marotta-Walters is a Professor of Counseling, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Marotta-Walters’ research focus is on the spectrum of trauma and stress disorders, with a particular emphasis on the developmental consequences of trauma exposure and on diversity issues among exposed individuals and groups. As past president of the psychological trauma division of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Marotta-Walters publishes and presents on both trauma and resilience among adult survivors of interpersonal trauma of various types as well as combat trauma and more recently on survivors of international terrorism. Her most recent publication is on the cultural patterns of language use among Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinicians. EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Marotta-Walters is an associate editor for the journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, Policy. Dr. Marotta-Walters is board certified in Counseling Psychology and is the Treasurer of the American Board of Professional Psychology Board of Trustees.