Trauma Therapist Live: The Give & Take of Trauma Therapy
My name is Guy Macpherson. I am a husband, father, and 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 on the podcast, another episode of Trauma Therapist Live. These are (sometimes!) shorter episodes in which I talk about topics which have been coming up on the podcast recently and share how they’ve been impacting my own work as a therapist.
On this episode I talk about how my own experience as a new trauma therapist influenced the work I did–both positively and negatively. The topic here is what I’m calling the ebb and flow of becoming a trauma therapist. In other words, the give and take of our quest for trauma-informed knowledge and our struggle and ability to utilize that which is governed by our own level of self-awareness, our ability to be present, and our authenticity. I love these subjects!
In this episode I offer hope and support to new therapists embarking on this trauma journey.
- I provide 3 Take-Homes
- Find your baby, ie your specific inspiration
- Expect and welcome the ebbs and flows of the journey of becoming a trauma therapist
- Be willing to shoot baskets (as in basketballs)
One go-to book
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology), Pat Ogden Ph.D
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