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The Physiology of Trauma

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a prominent mental health issue that affects millions of individuals worldwide. In the United States, an estimated eight percent of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their lifetimes. PTSD is caused by trauma, and while it is most commonly associated with negative […]

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Patrick Lee, LMHC

Works with: Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Therapy Approach: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing Specialties: Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Drug and alcohol problems Chronic psychiatric conditions Cross-cultural issues Professional Training: Carnegie Mellon University, B.A. Psychology University of Massachusetts Boston, M.S. Mental Health Counseling Get to Know: Everyone, at […]

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EMDR Therapy Can Replace Traumatic Memories

EMDR Uses Eye Movement to Allow Positive Connections to Replace Traumatic Memories During the 20 years Bill Devine was an ambulance driver, he dealt with trauma, grief and threats to his personal safety. When the stress became too much for the Australian emergency responder he took his own life. His unexpected suicide was, obviously, a […]

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Loss of Community Impacts PTSD

PTSD Intensified by Loss of Community Community – it’s a foundation of human connection repeated as a mantra over decades in simple and profound phrases like, “No man is an island.” In his book,Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, Sebastian Junger says the loss of community is one of the main reasons for the devastating stubbornness […]

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Strength and Renewal in the Face of Trauma

Growth From Trauma Author Jim Rendon offers the theory that survivors of all kinds of trauma may well be able to learn to experience lives of great meaning and reward as a result of persevering and healing over time and with important effort. Rendon is the author of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth. […]

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Moral Injury Pushes Combat Actions Up Against Right and Wrong in Civilian Life

In a firefight in Iraq or Afghanistan, a U.S. solider may shoot and kill a teenage fighter who threatens his life or the lives of others in his combat unit. A Marine may blow up a building where enemy fighters are hiding, only to find the dead “enemies” are mostly women and children. These morally […]

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Stark Production of Sophocles Plays to Heal PTSD Is a Dramatic Approach by Theater of War

In the efforts by military leaders and mental health professionals to heal the complex and life-threatening effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans, one innovative approach is Theater of War. The stark, dramatic readings of plays by the Greek playwright Sophocles is a project created by translator and director Brian Doerries. “The project is based […]

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Family and Community Create the Setting for Recovery From PTSD for Veterans and Others Suffering from Trauma

Hear the complete Dan Reidenberg interview here: PTSD Sudden noises, flashing lights and a network of support are all important considerations in creating a setting that encourages healing for veterans with PTSD and others dealing with the effects of trauma. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE, or Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, and chair of […]

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Rae Cuffe, LICSW

Blog Posts Works with: children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples Therapy Approach: EMDR (Trained in Levels I and II) DBT Skills, CBT Solutions-Focused Treatment with an overarching Relational Psychotherapeutic approach Specialties: TRAUMA:  including sexual abuse, sex trafficking & exploitation, physical, emotional, & psychological abuse; domestic violence and children witnessing domestic violence Multi-generational Family Systems and […]

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