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September 10, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Trauma Be Reversed?

September 10, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to Dr. James S. Gordon, it can. Dr. Gordon believes trauma touches us all at some point in our lives and that his evidence-based program outlined in his new book, The Transformation, can reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. "The research we’ve done shows that this program is remarkably effective in relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder," Dr. Gordon told us. [More]

October 29, 2015
by Anne Kip Watson

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Football Season - Preventing Child Head Trauma

October 29, 2015 04:04 by Anne Kip Watson  [About the Author]

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With recent headlines for the National Football League on head injuries revealing devastating results, more questions are now being raised about how to keep kids safe from similar future outcomes. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, new research examining the brains of 91 deceased football players found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in 96 perfect of them. [More]

June 9, 2015
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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Duggars Speak Out After Scandal: Parents Minimize Sexual Abuse Within Family

June 9, 2015 07:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spoke out for the first time on June 4th since reports emerged of their son Joshua molesting five victims, including several of his sisters. It was revealed that the fifth victim was a babysitter for the family (The Kelly File, 2015).Throughout the interview, Megyn Kelly questioned both Jim Bob and Michelle on their thought processes and emotions, as well as a timeline of the events. The Duggar family has been well respected in the conservative Christian community. [More]

June 8, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

Current Events and Retraumatization (Video)

June 8, 2015 07:55 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

In this video, learn about the nature of trauma, it’s symptoms, and how it is connected to our bodies. Why do we experience flashbacks, nightmares, and rushing adrenaline in unexpected moments? We will discuss how seemingly unrelated triggers can wreak havoc on our bodies and in particular the potentially retraumatizing effect of current events in the media. [More]

April 18, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW

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How Terrorism Terrorizes Us

April 18, 2015 07:55 by Joan Childs,LCSW  [About the Author]

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Nearly four years after September 11, 2001, an abstract was published online. Its title: The Impact of Terrorism on Brain and Behavior: What We Know and What We Need to Know. This abstract was based on papers presented by Paul Slovic, Rachel Yehuda, Edna Foa, Daniel Pine, Matthew Friedman, John Krystal, and Robert Ursano at the ACNP meeting in December 2003 (Yehuda & Human, 2005). This article draws attention to how terrorism continues to terrorize us so many years later. [More]

April 14, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Vicarious Trauma, the Media, and Police Brutality: When is enough, enough?

April 14, 2015 10:43 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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Sasha enters the waiting room of her psychologist trembling. Her heart is racing as she struggles to breathe. She has heart palpitations and the room is spinning. She feels as if she is about to die. The psychologist rushes out to console and comfort her. Sasha is having a panic attack. Why? Prior to her therapy appointment, she watched countless hours of a local news network covering the recent events centering police brutality. Sasha has a similar story. She was assaulted by police several years prior. As a result, she developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. [More]