Tag Archives: Therapeutic Alliance

Can Complex PTSD Be Cured?

You CAN heal from complex PTSD. Here is what it takes. Continue reading

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Talking vs. Processing in Trauma Therapy

What is the difference between talking about trauma memories and processing them? Continue reading

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Making Decisions about Therapist Self-Disclosure

How does a therapist approach making ethical decisions about self-disclosing in psychotherapy? Continue reading

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Assessing Suicide Risk

New objective tests for assessing suicide risk have me thinking about assessment and what comes next for trauma survivors who are suicidal: giving hope to the hopeless, finding meaning in the context of relationship Continue reading

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EMDR: Questions and Concerns

I’ve already described the role EMDR can play in trauma treatment and given you some specifics about what the 8 phases look like. Even so, maybe you still have some questions or concerns. Let’s face it, EMDR sounds a bit … Continue reading

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