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Today we continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of COVID-19. 

My guest today, Fran Waters is one of those therapists you wish you had: She’s funny, warm, creative and super smart.

In this interview we talk about the global impacts of trauma and how to manage during this unprecedented time, as well as explore how the trauma of this experience is impacting individuals and therapists alike.


First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for this episode:

Gould Farm

Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.

In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.

To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


Fran S. Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation. As an invited presenter, she has conducted extensive training programs nationally and internationally ranging from a day to 5 days in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America. She is the author of  Healing the Fractured Child: Diagnosis and Treatment of Youth With Dissociation, and past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD). She is a Fellow of the ISSTD, and received ISSTD’s Presidential Award and Cornelia Wilbert Award, the Media Award from American Professional Society on Abuse of Children for her 3 Part DVD on Trauma and Dissociation of Children, and the William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award  from Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.  She maintains a private practice in Marquette, MI.

Fran is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation and has conducted extensive training programs nationally and internationally ranging from a day to 5 days in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America. 

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