The Trauma Therapist | Podcast with Guy Macpherson, PhD | Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders in the field of trauma.
Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders and game-changers in the field of trauma. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as we hear about the journeys of passionate workers in the field of trauma, addiction, yoga and mindfulness and learn what's inspired them along their path and to pursue their calling to help others heal and thrive.

The Trauma 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.

In this episode I talk about the Stabilization phase of the 3-Part Trauma Treatment Model. Specifically I talk about the many opportunities within this phase for us as clinicians to connect and communicate with our clients, as well as to build rapport with and provide psychoeducation to our clients. How do we as new trauma therapists keep it all together while maintaining composure, presence and empathy?

Direct download: Episode_64_-_Stabilization.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am PST

Tom Kavanaugh is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology. Tom is Licensed Master Trainer in PhotoReading Whole Mind System™ as well as in Neuro Linguistic Programming™.

Tom has created The R.E.L.E.A.S.E. Method™, a multi-faceted protocol, based upon accelerated learning techniques that release attachment to the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress.

Direct download: Episode_63_-_Tom_Kavanaugh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Direct download: Episode_62_-_Jamie_Marich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Laura Brown is a feminist trauma psychologist who practices psychotherapy and forensic psychology in Seattle and has published extensively on topics related to trauma treatment, feminist practice, cultural competence, ethics, and LGBT concerns.

She is the founder and director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a training clinic serving low-income individuals.

Her first popular press book is: Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you.

Laua is a late-in-life student of aikido.

Direct download: Episode_61_-_Laura_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am PST

Rick Bata is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 year’s experience in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of domestic violence.

Rick, a Vietnam veteran, is also a Military & Family Life Consultant and Contractor with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and provides coaching, education and support to help families adjust to military life and the deployment cycle(s).

As a trauma specialist, Rick has been providing pro bono services to returning combat veterans dealing with issues of PTSD and Combat related stressors since the onset of the Gulf War.

His current passion is as Visionary and CEO of The Warrior Project of San Jose.

Direct download: Episode_60_-_Richard_Bata.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PST

The Trauma 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.

Today I talk about essential skills and interventions for new trauma therapists. These are the fundamental skills that every trauma therapist must be equipped with, and the ones which provide a solid foundation for creating rapport, building safety, and developing mindfulness with your clients.

Direct download: Episode_59_-_Trauma_Therapist_Live.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Dr. Carla Smith Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida.

In addition, she holds a clinical faculty appointment at Yale University Child Study Center. She has extensive clinical experience with families impacted by trauma and domestic violence and has provided trainings in best practices and intervention for domestic violence and trauma nationally.

Dr. Stover has been the principal investigator on multiple studies examining the efficacy of outreach and intervention efforts for families impacted by domestic violence and other traumas.

Direct download: Episode_58_-_Carla_Stover.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

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