Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy

Sep 5, 2016, 9:36 PM

As the director of our intensive trauma-focused therapy service, I receive a lot of phone calls from people who would like to be feeling better and/or doing better. Some are in extreme distress. I’m often asked, “Should I be checking myself into an inpatient program, or going for intensive outpatient therapy?”

Here are the questions I ask, to determine how to respond:

  • Are you safe? If left to ...
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Mar 6, 2016, 11:49 PM

The standard of care in trauma therapy includes a stabilization phase prior to engaging in the trauma resolution work. This preliminary phase gives clients an opportunity to improve their affect regulation and coping skills, in order to be more successful in facing and overcoming their trauma memories during therapy. This standard has just been challenged in a critique co-authored by 21 promi ...

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