Is This Healing? Guy Macpherson, PhD
Today on the podcast it’s about “How do you define healing?”
This episode is sponsored by, Trauma Therapist | 2.0, a membership community specifically dedicated to supporting, educating and inspiring new trauma therapists.
Even before I got into graduate school, I knew I wanted to focus on trauma and helping those who’d been impacted by trauma; helping people in dire circumstances.
So, once I began graduate school I thought that the most important thing to do was to read everything I could about trauma; to go to that perfect workshop or conference. My thought was that those were the things that were going to make me become the best therapist I could become.
Each of those things are necessary, of course.
What I neglected, however, was the value of…me, Guy, and my experience, my story, my humanbeingness and the how that fit within the context of the therapeutic relationship.
It’s not so much that I never valued those things, but that I didn’t appreciate them within the context of working with individuals who’ve been impacted by trauma.
One other thing, too: It was only later, about a few years, actually, when I truly explored the reason I was doing this work, and what “healing” and “helping” meant to me.
So, today on the podcast it’s about “How do you define healing?”
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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, 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.