Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

#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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Breaking Silence: Talking about Trauma

Talking about trauma: as is so often the case in healing, it is a matter of when, how and to whom. Continue reading

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Treating Trauma and the Therapeutic Frame

A reader asks about the therapeutic value of in between session contact with clients with complex trauma. Continue reading

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Avoidance and Trauma Therapy

Avoidance is an understandable response to trauma and a vicious cycle. Continue reading

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