My name is Guy Macpherson. I am a husband, father and a brother. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and focus on the study of trauma and early psychosis. My passion is raising the awareness of trauma and helping trauma therapists thrive.
I do this by helping trauma clinicians engage more effectively and deeply with their clients by:
- Sharing trauma information and materials
- The Trauma Therapist Podcast
- Trauma Therapist elite
For the last six years I have dedicated myself to the study of trauma psychology, trauma therapy, post-traumatic growth, and most recently, the intersection of trauma and psychosis, specifically the signs of early psychosis.
Today, Part 2 of what has a become a series on the topic of How to become a trauma therapist. (You can check out part 1 on episode 114 right here.)
In this episode we talk about the aspects of trauma therapy and becoming a trauma therapist that are not talked about much. That would include–among other components–authenticity, being, knowing, as well as how each of these not only contribute to becoming a trauma therapist, but of becoming a better person. Yes, indeed.
In this episode, I also share a story of a clinical experience I had just a little while ago and how it became the impetus for this episode.
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