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  • Understanding How to Work with Forensic Populations
    I watched a video recently , Counseling the anti-social client: Working with resistance and denial dealt with an individual who was mandated into therapy by the criminal justice system. The Read more
  • The Ideas of Theorist Karen Horney Still Relevant Today
    Karen Horney: Life Henley (2018) explained Horney, nee Danielson was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1885. Rendon (2008) noted Horney passed away in 1952 after founding The American Institute for Psychoanalysis. Read more
  • Exploring Answers Within
    Dr. Pat Ogden has been instrumental in what I have learned about trauma in the body. I first learned about her work at a conference, but I feel moved to Read more
  • Self-Compassion
    In reading Dr. Najavits work focused on developing Seeking Safety treatment for individuals with PTSD and co-occurring disorders, what I have found most inspiring centered on the manner in which Read more
  • Presence
    Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist made a moving statement about his first patient who was traumatized by the Viet Nam war and the curiosity Dr. Siegel felt about understanding how trauma Read more
  • Emotions and Motivation
    In terms of whether individuals can voluntarily change emotions, research has suggested that attempting to control emotions or regulating them can have a negative impact on health as well as Read more
  • Sleep aids and controversy
    Sleep Aids and Controversy A controversial topic I wanted to address deals with psychiatrists prescribing sleep aids where the primary symptom is not insomnia. Preston, O'Neal, and Talaga (2013) noted Read more
  • Healing Childhood Trauma
    Healing Childhood Trauma As I listened to Fran Waters, MSW, MFT and author of Healing the Fractured Child, I felt I would learn a plethora of information about childhood dissociation. Read more
  • What the body tells you
    What the Body Tells You Environmental and cultural influences make a strong impact. Recently, I was reading the work of Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk who specializes in trauma. One Read more

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