Highlights from Symposium 2019
Pioneering trauma specialist Bessel van der Kolk took aim not only at the politics within the therapy field that determine what diagnoses get into the DSM, but the politics in the larger arena that lead people to ignore the prevalence of trauma in society.
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New Technologies for Today’s Practitioners: Using Virtual Reality to treat PTSD
The increasingly accessible and inexpensive technology of virtual reality now enables us to incorporate digital Skinner boxes in our practices that can enhance healing for trauma survivors.
Does the PTSD Diagnosis Do More Harm Than Good?
Does the diagnosis of PTSD actually hamper therapists' ability to help combat veterans do the hard work of coming to terms with their war experiences?
A Civilian Therapist’s Guide to the Military Mindset
What civilian therapists need to know about military culture and life in a combat zone to best serve veterans struggling with war trauma.
- The end of the Psychotrophic Age? - Can Therapists Save the World? - Preventing Combat Trauma - Whatever Happened to Empathy?
Suddenly Strangers: Iraq War Vets, PTSD, and the Challenge of Relationship
With tens of thousands of Iraq War vets with PTSD returning home, therapists increasingly face the challenge of helping them with their troubled marriages.
The Challenge of Helping Iraq War Vets
Will all we've learned about treating combat stress and psychological trauma since Vietnam help us handle the tsunami of mental health problems the Iraq War is stirring up?
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