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Lack of self-belief, or self-esteem, or confidence? Who me?
I’ve been doing this podcast for a few years now and I think each month I can feel myself able gaining a bit more courage and able to peel back the layers and share the things about myself that maybe aren’t the easiest to share, or that maybe aren’t the qualities that you’d (or I’d!) most want people to see.
I often talk about how when I stepped into graduate school I knew from the get go that I wanted to focus on trauma and become a trauma therapist, and that I thought the way to do that was to read everything I could or go to every conference I could and so forth.
What I neglected to realize was the importance of who I was within the context of trauma treatment, of working with those who’d been impacted by trauma.
It wasn’t that I didn’t realize the importance of me, or authenticity or genuineness, in general. Rather it was that I didn’t get how integral those qualities were to the actual therapeutic, relationship, healing process. My focus was on bringing all the external knowledge I could find, inside. Essentially, I was leaving myself out of the vital equation, the vital relationship.
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Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded  The Trauma Therapist Project  with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project  has now grown to include  The Trauma Therapist | Podcast , now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0 , an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma ­informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

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