The Burris Emotional Measurement process addresses a significant flaw in the treatment depression and PTSD. The question that must be addressed and clearly answered in order to effectively address any behavior disorder is…”What determines an emotional state and behavior?” This question is not addressed, let alone answered, by practicing behavioral health personnel. If one cannot answer this question, then one is guessing how to help someone overcome their disorder, and this is exactly what everyone in the mental health industry is doing: guessing. One cannot “fix” PTSD or stop a suicide if one does not know how the human subconscious works, and if one cannot answer the question (What determines an emotional state and behavior?) one does not know how it works.
The infrastructure of the Burris SR™ Emotional Measurement Process begins with a clear and definitive answer to... What determines an emotional state and behavior?. The SR™ process is ideally administered over a four hour period, and can be implemented over four days of one hour each, two days at two hours each or in a single four hour session. Splitting the process up into two sessions over two days has proven to produce the most dramatic results. Follow-up is done in one hour sessions and length of time is determined by pervasiveness of the diagnosis or “at risk” condition, age, gender, education, and use of drugs, alcohol or hormone cocktails. Long term follow-up is accomplished through the organization of one’s database in months and years in order to automate a follow-up questionnaire (Emotional Checklist) that can be sent out every six to twelve weeks.
Since its inception in 1990 in a psychiatric care setting, the SR™ paradigm has had the infrastructure for data collection and study known as the Emotional Checklist.
The SR™ program data collection devices consist of three instruments: an Emotional Checklist to measure current functioning and emotional state, a Behavior Control Checklist to measure the level of self control, especially through restructuring of the subconscious, and a Relationship Satisfaction Scale, to measure one’s comprehension of the social and behavioral aspects of one’s relationships. Completing the Emotional Checklist is the first step in the SR™ process. It is done as a Workshop before/after data sampling, and during every individual or group SR™ session. Over time, each warrior and family member complete this checklist as often as need be, in a self-regulating fashion, ideally for the rest of their lives.
The SR™ Program contains three versions of the Emotional Checklist
There are three versions of the SR® Workbook
There are three versions of the Guidelines