…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior
Topics: alcoholism, family dysfunction, trauma
In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.
Topics: addiction and the brain, co-occurring disorders, trauma
The practitioner’s job is to tease apart the clinical picture to identify likely contributors to focus on in treatment.
Topics: co-occurring disorders, counseling skills, trauma
Complex behaviors often require complex explanations.
Topics: disease, therapeutic models, trauma
Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.
Topics: co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, mental illness, personality disorders, rational emotive therapy, Recovery Tools, therapeutic models, tools for recovery, trauma
We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.
Topics: assessment, client types and needs, co-occurring disorders, compulsive behavior, therapeutic models, therapies and tools, trauma, treatment planning
It may help in understanding how the problems that plague some of us throughout life may have come about. And hopefully, in doing so, remove a bit the shame and stigma that often accompanies such problems.
Topics: co-occurring disorders, mental illness, stigma, trauma