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Induced After Death Communication
A Miraculous Therapy for Grief and Loss
Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D., with R. Craig Hogan, Foreword by Raymond Moody
ISBN: 9781571747129
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
256 pages
May 1, 2014


"The truth is, once I began reading the manuscript I could not put the book down! It is my view that Dr. Allan Botkin has made a major breakthrough in the treatment of those suffering from the emotional consequences of loss and grief." -Rev. Dr. Ralph S. Leonard, Vice President Emeritus for Church Relations, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
“Dr. Botkin has hit upon a fascinating and powerful new tool that may not only help clients cope with their losses, but also breaks new ground in understanding life and death.” —Bruce Greyson, MD, bestselling author of After

“A must read for all serious students of death and dying.”—Raymond Moody, MD, PhD 

Induced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones. This is the definitive book on the subject.

Botkin, a clinical psychologist, created the therapy while counseling Vietnam veterans in his work at a Chicago area VA hospital. Botkin recounts his initial—accidental—discovery of IADC during therapy sessions with Sam, a Vietnam vet haunted by the memory of a Vietnamese girl he couldn't save. During the session, quite unexpectedly, Sam saw a vision of the girl's spirit, who told him everything was okay; she was at peace now. This single moment surpassed months--years--of therapy, and allowed Sam to reconnect with his family.

Since that 1995 discovery, Botkin has used IADC to successfully treat countless patients—the book includes dozens of case examples—and has taught the procedure to therapists around the country. This is the inside story of a revolutionary therapy that will profoundly affect how grief and trauma are understood and treated.

Allan Botkin received his Doctor of Psychology degree from Baylor University in 1983. For the next twenty years he worked in private practice and as a staff psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Chicago area. His specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Botkin has treated combat veterans from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. He has also published scientific papers in the areas of brain function, PTSD, and eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). He is currently the director of The Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, LLC in Libertyville, Illinois. For more information on IADC therapy and training go to or call the center at 847-680-0279. Author website: and
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R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., is the owner and director of the Business Writing Center, an online school that trains business writers around the world. He is the author of Explicit Business Writing, a book describing today’s best practices in business writing (available at He has been the interpersonal development coordinator at a graduate school where he taught interpersonal growth, administrator at two universities and a medical school, and professor of communication at three universities. He co-authored a book for school administrators, teaching them how to work more cooperatively and productively with teachers, and is coauthor of Personal Styles Inventory based on Carl Jung’s work. You can reach him at or 1-800-690-4232.
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