Author Archives: Dr. Kathleen Young

#TBT: The Impact of Trauma

Appropriate treatment for a person who has experienced violence must be both trauma-specific and trauma-informed. Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Letting Go

A mindfulness practice for engaging with quotes Continue reading

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#TBT: What is Trauma?

Happy Thursday! Today I want to revisit a foundational post and a good starting place for further exploration of Treating Trauma. What is Trauma? originally posted on April 8, 2009 What do  therapists mean when we talk about trauma? One … Continue reading

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What Causes Dissociative Identity Disorder?

I’ve talked about the diagnostic criteria for dissociative identity disorder (DID), identity disruption and amnesia. What causes DID? How is it related to trauma? These are the topics I’d like to tackle next. If you are questioning whether DID is true … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Change

Focusing on something in nature, big or small, is a way to practice mindfulness. It can also be a part of a practice of accepting change. Who else besides me resists change? What good does that do us? Change happens … Continue reading

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