Therapy-As-Usual Can't Serve the Needs of Our Returning Troops
Our standard psychotherapeutic paradigm is unequal to the mammoth challenge of serving the troops who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's needed is a public health perspective that taps into the power of community healing.
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.
Snake oil or therapeutic power tool?
A wizened, seen-it-all psychologist describes how he came to embrace an approach that much of the orthodox psychotherapy world considers the latest incarnation of snake oil.
On the Front Lines
A young orphan in Rwanda learns to get beyond an experience of unimaginable horror.
- The end of the Psychotrophic Age? - Can Therapists Save the World? - Preventing Combat Trauma - Whatever Happened to Empathy?
Readers whose preferred clinical stance is one of safe therapeutic neutrality be forewarned—this provocative issue on the growing debate over the legacy of trauma doesn't make for comfortable reading.
Childhood Abuse May Be Our Number One Public Health Issue
As the battles and controversies over the forthcoming DSM-V heat up, a determined group of trauma experts and researchers are mounting a passionate challenge to our thinking about trauma, its long-term impact, and its treatment.
Breaking the cycle of family trauma
There's no more emotionally demanding work than that with an incestuous family. A therapist offers an uncensored look at the fear, loathing, and fascination of the struggle to help a family emerge from the transgenerational legacy of abuse.
Understanding the true dynamics of sexual abuse
Twenty-five years ago, it was considered a great advance when therapists first began to approach childhood abuse as a form of trauma. Now new research suggests that the trauma model of abuse may sometimes do more harm than good.
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