Archives for Violence and Trauma

Cultural Psychiatry

Finding Meaning in Suffering

My experiences as a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor have made it evident to me that we all seek to discern a deeper meaning in our human existence by connecting with a higher spiritual sense of life, on personal and collective levels. There are universal...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBCT: Couples Therapy for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has traditionally been viewed by clinicians as a disorder of the individual. PTSD is a common issue for both active duty members and veterans of our military. Although common PTSD symptoms such as nightmares, disturbing memories, hyperarousal and insomnia do...
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Healing the Traumatized Child

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet. New York: Knopf; 1924) Carl Jung said: “In every adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing...
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Evaluating Workplace Psychological Injury

In the past, evaluating psychological injuries which occurred in the workplace has proven to be a complicated task. Issues surrounding harassment and discrimination were topics for discussion at the Australian Psychological Society Conference in April 2013. Jane Goodman-Delahunty, PhD, is a research professor at...
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Addiction

Returning Veterans With Addictions

Members of the military returning from combat operations have high rates of substance abuse. They also often exhibit a co-occurring triad of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and pain, which complicates the problems with substance abuse.
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