An online community dedicated to educating & inspiring
new trauma therapists.
“I chanced upon a bit of your work on YouTube and looked you up right away on FB. THIS IS THE INFORMATION I NEED. The work you’re doing is so important, and the way you share your knowledge (freely or inexpensively) says a lot about your passion for the subject. We newbies often don’t have tons of cash for the real education we need, but we want to help! Thank you for your generosity and expertise! I’m hooked.”
A Little Love
I am a new therapist living in the UK, near London. I have done my BSC and MA in psychotherapy and now am starting to train in trauma as my specialism later on.
I came across your podcast early 2016 and really love listening to your shows and getting insights from lots of great therapists. So I wanted to thank you for what you are doing, it's been informative, interesting, guiding and many of the clinical errors have made me wake up to my errors that I pushed aside and minimised, so you have helped me and my clients!
Many thanks, look forward to listening more shows in 2017.
Happy New year to you.
Thank you Guy. Those podcast are so well done. All those Trauma therapist are so amazing to listen. Their story, their humility I am completely addicted.
Hey Guy, just wanted to thank you for setting this all up. Loving the Podcasts!
I am feeling so inspired about this work thanks to my daily connection with your podcasts and videos in Trauma Therapist | 2.0. I'm starting to daydream about bringing some trauma training into my local mental hospitals. .. one day when I get there!
That's my rant over :-)
Time to sleep. Goodnight!
Rebecca, Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member
I just wanted to thank you for the work that you do and share.
I've discovered your site for two weeks, since then I hear every day at least two podcast They are so exciting and inspiring,
Thank you so much for providing such stimulating podcast interviews. Your style of interviewing is excellent, as you enable each guest to shine.
I often listen to the podcasts a second & third time & find that I am learning an enormous amount of up to date information.
I work as a Youth & Family Therapist. Most young people who present have experienced trauma.
I had the pleasure recently of attending Bessel Van der Kolk's Seminar in Melbourne.
What really stands out to me is the openness & honesty of the guests. The message about self care & the importance of doing our own work is very clear.
You can be very proud of your enormous contribution to Trauma Therapy at a time in our History when thousands of our Injured Warriors and Families continue to suffer because of the lack of health resources and the protocol of psychiatry to cast a dark shadow on everyone they meet for a few minutes as they receive their cocktail meds and create the VA Shuffle....Suicides continue daily. These master therapists introduce alternatives that produce results of health, restoration and resilience without these chemicals. Thank you, my friend....you are the best there is and so timely. Great Year's Work!!!
I began listening to your podcast on a road trip last night and have been binge listening ever since. I am finishing a clinical psychology internship and am an aspiring trauma therapist. In your podcast I found the inspiration, passionate examples, self-searching questions, wisdom and guidance, I have been craving. I am still reeling from the implications of developing "presence" and how I can do that in my own life and in my work. I am so grateful you invested into your dreams and created this website and this podcast. I am on fire to be a contributing member to your community.
I am a licensed MFT and am so incredibly passionate about working in the field of trauma and find your podcast enlightening and inspirational. Is there any way I can be involved in this? Or in any project related to trauma? I am hungry to be part of a movement or a project related to trauma therapy. I also know I won't lose anything by asking, as the worst that can happen is you say no. So, if there's anything I can do, please let me know. Or if there is an opportunity for me to apply to work/volunteer with this project, I would love to do so. JF
I just read the Road Map. I found many of the things you expressed were things that I have heard before, even though I am relatively new to the trauma field. I resonated with the fact that as therapists, healers, clinicians and fellow travelers that doing my own development and journey is vitally important in this work! So, about a month ago I decided (with a little anxiety) to get my own EMDR therapy. I am an EMDR therapist and saw how beneficial it was to my clients. And, even though I have not experienced the depth nor breadth of trauma that others have, I recognized the need to find healing and hope for myself.
Thank you for this opportunity to continue to learn and grow with and through others through this forum!
Just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your podcast. I am an English professor, not a therapist, but at home, I'm also a trauma worker... I learn so very much week after week from your podcast. I often end up buying a book and doing further research. There is almost always some nugget of wisdom that helps me see a current problem a little differently, that reminds me to practice self-care, that reminds me that presence is the greatest gift I can offer. And perhaps most important of all, after listening to the podcast, I usually feel inspired and even grateful to be able to go home and be part of my son's journey. It is not always easy to feel inspired and grateful when you're living with someone who has PTSD! The wisdom and insights you and your guests share sustain me in this challenging journey. Thank you for your work.
Thank you, Guy for this excellent website. I am truly grateful and appreciative to have found this fruitful orchard of learning and wisdom. Thank you for the opportunity of benefiting from not just the masters in the field of trauma. I am touched by the authenticity they bring, their integrity, even sharing the mistakes - Thank you so much - I am relatively new, my passion is building strong families, healing restoration, and hope after trauma in children, developmental trauma, attachment, and dissociation - best wishes.
Guy, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I'm just starting my own private practice working with veterans with PTSD...your website and the podcasts are exactly what I've been looking for: some solid guidance as I start out helping people with some complex challenges.
I haven't had a chance to start listening in earnest to the recordings you've put together, but what a smart and humanitarian idea you have come up with.
Knowledge is to be shared, not hoarded, and your project is an admirable example of that.
I wish you every success.
Recently I have been listening to your podcasts daily. They are exactly what a new therapist needs. Thank you for your generosity, sincerity and wealth of information you made possible. I am very grateful xxx
So, so, so grateful for the work you are doing! thank you!
Hi Guy, I have a small issue which I'm hoping you can help me with... I am a Trauma Therapist Project Podcast Addict!!! I cannot stop listening to all these awesome podcasts with such amazing, incredible, remarkable trauma therapists who give so much of themselves to help, heal and provide hope to the lives of others whilst remaining humble, honest and holding the utmost integrity in themselves. I feel truly blessed to have stumbled across your podcast and have been listening and re-listening ever since. I buy the recommended books. I write down the quotes - not necessarily the ones mentioned but I quote the therapists who speak so eloquently and present such candid accounts of their inner experiences as well as their genuine love and care for all of humanity. It is truly breathtaking and heartwarming whilst also being stimulating and provocative. I work in the field in two different capacities and am truly brought to my knees by these practitioners again and again. So thank you. Please keep on interviewing so I never have to suffer withdrawals. And I promise to go on to iTunes and give you as many stars as the Universe can hold.
I love the egalitarian environment in which any member is encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge. I believe this openness to the plurality of perspectives allows me to grow as a clinician.
Naixiang Hu, Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member
Guy Macpherson, PhD has made an important contribution to the profession for education, resources, and community for trauma-focused therapists, new and experienced.
Had I not found out about his podcasts at The Trauma Therapist Project and the membership in Trauma Therapist | 2.0, it would have taken me much longer to find out how to progress in this important clinical focus. Everything about both is inspiring and educational.
M.S., Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member
I just found your podcast, and it is fabulous. After 20 years in the music business and a divorce, I have gone back to school in order to become an LCSW and work with returning combat veterans who live with PTSD. While I have no military experience, it is a population for whom I have great respect and gratitude. Your podcast allows me to learn a vast amount from clinicians in the field. The questions you ask are invaluable (clinical errors is a fantastic question!), as are the stories they tell. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful work and for giving listeners/students like me some insight into this wonderful profession. All the best, John. I look forward to taking advantage of the materials you have provided on your sight.
Hi Guy, Thank you so much for this remarkable podcast. You have a mentor's heart...something I find to be truly rare.