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.

Robert T. Muller trained at Harvard University, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto.

Dr. Muller was recently honored as a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment. And his psychotherapy bestseller, Trauma and the Avoidant Client, in its third printing, has been translated and won the 2011 ISSTD award for the year's best written work on trauma.

As lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr. Muller has lectured internationally and has been the keynote speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand and Canada.

He founded an online magazine, The Trauma & Mental Health Report, that is now visited by over 100,000 readers a year.

With over 20 years in the field, he practices in Toronto.

Direct download: Episode_71_-_Robert_Muller.mp3
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Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist and the Director of The Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Minwalla is the founder of the Sex Addiction-Induced Trauma Model, which recognizes the traumatic impacts on others of sexual acting out disorders.

Since 2006, Dr. Minwalla has articulated the alarming lack of recognition and treatment of trauma among partners and spouses of sex addicts. He has challenged the “traditional sex addiction model” as patriarchal, narcissistic in scope, a form of victim-blaming, and in desperate need of revision. The Institute for Sexual Health remains one of the only treatment facilities that utilizes a sex addiction-induced trauma model to treat those impacted and victimized by sexual acting out disorders.

Direct download: Episode_70_-_Omar_Minwalla.mp3
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Dr. Fredrike Bannink MDR is a clinical psychologist and a Master of Dispute Resolution based in Amsterdam.

She is an internationally recognized CBT, Positive psychology and Solution-Focused presenter and trainer and the author of more than 25 books. She is also a Mental Health Trainer for Doctors without Borders.

Direct download: Episode_69_-_Fredrike_Bannink.mp3
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With a professional background in both yoga and treatment industry marketing, as well as a personal history of perseverance and recovery, Monique brings a uniquely balanced perspective to her work.

She has been teaching trauma-aware, Psychologically-Informed Yoga ™ in large group and private one-on-one settings since 2006. Keenly interested in the intersection between yoga and behavioral health services, Monique has been published in Addiction Professional Magazine and several other local/national publications. Though not a clinician, she has earned a graduate level certificate in The Clinical Foundations of Trauma from State University of NY, Buffalo, and dedicated much of her life to volunteering in environments that serve disenfranchised or traumatized individuals.

Monique recently launched a Psychologically-Informed Yoga Teacher training program that focuses on serving those in the helping professions. She is also in the process of developing a pilot yoga program which launches this month at the The Shelter for Abused Women in Naples, Florida More about Monique and her work can be found online at Vivasana.net

Direct download: Episode_68_-_Monique_Funk.mp3
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Debi Grebenik, Ph.D., LCSW, is the director of a Colorado Child Placement Agency that specializes in trauma work in their foster care program as well as their community and clinical programs.

She is a part-time professor in a Master's of Social Work program and also maintains a small private practice for failing adoptions or families with acute trauma histories. She loves to bake, run, read, and play with her 7 grandchildren.

Direct download: Episode_67_-_Debi_Grebenik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Elaine Miller-Karas LCSW is the executive director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University’s School of Social Work and Social Ecology and has both orchestrated and presented at international projects throughout the world.

Her work in Africa included training the Kenyan Association of Professional Counselors and the 2007 Conference to end Female Genital Mutilation.

Elaine’s book is titled Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models.She co-authored the Trauma and Community Resiliency Model workbooks as well as contributed to to the Rescue: Stories of Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disaster.

Direct download: Episode_66_-_Elaine_Miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm 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: Mindset. Specfically the mindset of the trauma therapist. This topic fascinates me because it's all about us a therapists being aware of who we are, how we are and the level of our awareness. In addition, it involves us being mindful of our hopes, wishes, expectations of and for our clients, as well as the plans we might have for our clients.

Direct download: Episode_65_-_Mindset.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm PST

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