Patricia Sherman. Treating Trauma Without Drama Tele-summit.
Today I’m speaking with Dr. Patricia Sherman. Patricia contacted me several weeks ago to invite me to take part in a telesummit she was putting together. She explained that it was going to be specifically geared to trauma therapists, new and experienced alike. I was honored and jumped at the chance to take part!
The list of individuals she’s put together is pretty inspiring, as they cover a wide spectrum of influences and modalities.
Dr. Sherman earned an MSW and PhD in social work from Rutgers University. She has been a social work educator for 35 years and has presented numerous workshops on culture, ethics, grieving, and self-care. She also had a private practice for 20 years specializing in the areas of trauma, adoption, and grief. She is President of Healing Is Possible, LLC, an education and training company.
What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?
Patricia shares the story of how her own background influenced her decision to specialize in treating trauma.
A Crucial Early Mistake
Patricia talks about an early experience she had with a client that taught her the importance of defining and keeping her boundaries as a therapist.
I keep doing this work because it’s a way to keep giving back. And it simply brings me joy.