Jayme Closs was found after disappearing on October 15, 2018. Clinical psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi, Ph.D. discusses ways for Jayme to go forward in dealing with the trauma that she has endured.
During constant bad news in the regular news cycle, this was one of those stories that lift your heart. We’ve been barraged with stories about the Trump government shutdown, now the longest in history, drip drip from the Russia probe, and so this has been a ray of sunshine on those other relentless stories.
There are some that compare this case with the Elizabeth Smart case, who was a 14-year old when she was abducted. And Dr. Rossi looks to the Smart case as evidence for optimism in the Closs case. “Elizabeth Smart endured emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. But with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, one on one counseling, and group counseling, according to Elizabeth it was all very effective for her.
Dr. Rossi delves into how Elizabeth Smart made — according to her own words — an amazing recovery., and what that could mean for Elizabeth Smart.
Today Elizabeth Ann Gilmour is married with a child, and an American child safety activist and contributor for ABC News.