Children of the Epidemic
…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
Trauma and Memory
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
What is 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
Topics: disease, therapeutic models, trauma
Retrain Your Brain: Scripting
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
Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach
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
A Model of Mental Illness
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