The Most Effective Treatments for PTSD are Not Widely Used

An article from earlier this year, but one that really resonates with me: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/most-effective-ptsd-therapies-are-not-being-widely-used-researchers-find.html This related opinion piece puts it pretty bluntly, but I think the author is on to something: “Trauma Survivors Deserve Treatment that Actually Works.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-g-kraut/ptsd-treatment_b_3177364.html I’m a big believer in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs). I think it is my ethical responsibility to offer my clients the best treatment available, and for me that means using EBPs. This …continue…

Surviving — then Thriving

Oct. 29, 2013 – “Modern medicine usually considers trauma — both the physical and the psychological kinds — as unequivocally damaging. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are lending support to a more philosophical view of suffering, finding that trauma, however terrible, may have distinct psychological benefits.”   From  Science Daily.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131029111316.htm