Mon, 29 September 2014
TheTrauma Therapist Live! podcasts are shorter segments in which I reflect on the themes and topics coming up on the podcast and discuss the nuts and bolts of how these themes pertain to the trauma therapist, what we can learn from them, and how we can apply them in the work we do.
My name is Guy Macpherson. I am a husband, father, brother, and a psychologist. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and early psychosis. My passion is helping trauma therapists thrive.
I do this by helping trauma clinicians engage more effectively and deeply with their clients by:
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.
I share this story because it was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to do with my life:
I want to help individuals who are in dire situations discover their strength and thrive.
My goal with the West Coast Trauma Project is to help other trauma therapists thrive--through providing actionable information, community building, inspiration and support.
Wed, 3 September 2014
Dr. Eli (Eliezer) Somer is an Israeli Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Haifa, School of Social Work. He is the former President of both the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD, 2009-2011) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD, 2005-2006). Dr. Somer is the founder and a scientific advisor of TDIL – Trauma and Dissociation Israel, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse.
Dr. Somer was born in Israel, a son of Holocaust survivors. He graduated high school at the Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem in 1969. He served at the IDF in the War of Attrition as a tank crewman, and in the Yom Kippur War as a tank Commander. Somer served for many years as a reservist combat Mental Health Officer at the Medical Corps of the Israel Defence Forces specialising in combat stress reactions.
Dr. Somer is currently a peace activist and an advocacy activist for victims of sexual and child abuse.