History of ETTIA

In the Fall of 2009 Steven R. Vazquez, PhD sought out passionate ETT clinicians to begin an organization to assume responsibility for the future of ETT. Lynn Rutherford, LPC did much of the start-up work for the 501(C)(3) from Austin, Texas. The name created for this new organization was the Institute for Quantum Healing (IQH). Then in 2011 it was learned that research and development could not be combined with teaching and certification. A 501(C)(6) had to be added and was given the name of the Emotional Transformation Therapy International Association (ETTIA). Mary Lee Roberts, LPC became President/Chairperson, Martha Turner, MD served as Secretary and Virginia McDonough, LCSW became the liaison with ETT teachers. Tim Hall, PhD assumed a position on the ETTIA Board of Directors in 2012 to work on the development of the official website. Below is a partial list of accomplishments and progress made approximately up to the end of June, 2013:

  • Obtained Official 501 (C)(6) status from the IRS
  • Created a Mission Statement
  • Established By Laws
  • Established a Code of Conduct
  • Established Board Confidentiality Agreement
  • Purchased Board Liability Insurance
  • Established criteria for membership levels
  • Developed membership application and certificate template
  • Established criteria for certification levels
  • Developed certification application and certificate template
  • Created ETTIA official seal
  • Created ETTIA official Logo
  • Applied for Texas Franchise Tax
  • Received Texas Sales Tax License
  • Received Texas Sales Tax Exemption for Purchases
  • Hired part-time Admin and Tool manager
  • Opened PayPal account
  • Signed Licensing Agreement with Steven R. Vazquez, PhD, for use of ETT trademark
  • Purchased over 500 Spectral Charts for resale
  • Purchase website domain
  • Improved Chromapulse
  • Development of ETT brochures
  • Developed the ETTIA website
  • Developed student evaluation forms to assist ETT Research

In July 2013, Hall replaced Roberts as the President/Chairperson of ETTIA and he was joined by Lynda Williams, LPC as Secretary/Treasurer and Carolyn Adkins, LPC as Education Director.  The ETTIA board gained two additional volunteers in Beverly Dearing, LPC as Ethics Director and Suzie Abercrombie, LPC as Membership / Promotions Director. The following is a partial list of the accomplishments and progress attained through April 2016.

  • Co-hosted the 2014 and 2015 ETT Annual Conference
  • Hosted the 2016 ETTIA Annual Conference
  • Developed at-the-ready contract with ETT Teachers
  • Established the Ethics Procedural Guidelines
  • Initiated the Standardized Process for Filing and Resolving Grievances
  • Developed Networking Outreach
  • Published the ETTIA Newsletter - Full Spectrum Bulletin
  • Negotiated and Contracted for the NTL Hardware Fabrication
  • Improved the Design and Production of the NTL Hoods
  • Promoted the Analog to Digital BTLE Neuro TheraLight Projectors
  • Improved design and production of the PES goggles
  • Designed and Contracted for the production of roll-up carriers for ETTIA Wands
  • Created the Contract and Confidentiality agreement with Matt Johnson

In April 2016, Hall tendered his resignation and Williams accepted the position of President/Chairperson of ETTIA .  Williams maintained her position as Treasurer and Dearing assumed the responsibility of Secretary.   In September of 2017 the following individuals joined the ETTIA Board of Directors:  Maria Crump, LPC as Secretary, Julie Merriman, PhD as Education Director, Olga Wingood, MFT as Membership Director and Susan Cizmas, LPC as Promotions Director.  The following is a partial list of accomplishments and progress achieved since May 2016:

  • Sponsered the 2017 Annual ETTIA Conference
  • Established the ETTIA Annual General Business Meeting
  • Joined TANO
  • Contracted and began development of updated ETTIA website
  • Developed proposal for Membership consideration /vote regarding membership, certification and tool purchase policy and procedures
  • Established a Tool Warranty

Future goals of ETTIA include but are not limited to:

  • Launch the updated ETTIA website
  • Assume responsibility for all things related to ETT Training which will begin with securing a contract with ETT teachers
  • Review ETTIA By-Laws to determine if revisions are in order
  • Review Policy and Procedures and develop a manual for quick reference
  • As research becomes available, submit application for CEU providorship with the NBCC
  • Plan and organize the 2018 Annual ETTIA Conference