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 fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as we hear about the journeys of passionate mental health workers who dedicate their lives to helping others heal and thrive.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades.

She has worked with groups as diverse as zookeepers and reconstruction workers in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, community organizers and health care providers in Japan.

Laura is known as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure and much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes–whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings.

Direct download: Episode_352._Laura_van_Dernoot_Lipsky._Trauma_Stewardship..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit.

It’s a podcast about hearing the stories and the journeys of those who have dedicated their lives to helping others who’ve been impacted by trauma.

It’s about cultivating authenticity, presence, and compassion.

Nancy Morgan is one of those individuals who I believe epitomizes what this podcast is about, and she is back as my guest this week, and I couldn’t be more excited!

This episode is sponsored by PESI.

When you need innovative and cutting edge treatment strategies and techniques to meet the changing demands of your clinical work, PESI connects you with today’s leading experts through their state of the art continuing education.

Download these effective and practical, printable FREE tools for use with your clients today!

This episode is also sponsored by CPTSDFoundation.org

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check out CPTSD Foundation right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org/


Nancy Morgan specializes both in working with adults with severe mental health challenges whose traumatic histories influence and inform their thoughts and behaviors and in providing Trauma-Focused training and supervision to future therapists.

Her primary work has been in Partial Hospitalization Program settings, Secure Residential Treatment Facilities, and Intensive Outpatient Programs, where she’s served as a clinician, manager, or most often as program clinical supervisor.

Currently, Dr. Morgan works as the Director of Behavioral Health at LifeMoves, Northern California’s largest agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness where she has developed a Trauma-Focused Mindfulness-Based training curriculum whereby she provides didactics, supervises, and mentors graduate psychology students.

Direct download: Episode_351._Dr._Nancy_Morgan._This_Work_is_Spiritual.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Nate Postlethwait (Postal-weight) recently left a successful 13-year career in real estate to begin sharing his story of overcoming complex trauma.

Nate is 41 years old and has been in therapy for 23 years fighting to make sense of much of what he was experiencing in his mind and body.

Nate, and the fact that he’s now sharing his story, and the way that he’s sharing his story, is what this podcast is all about.

It’s called courage.

First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors:
This episode is sponsored by: PESI

Clinicians have advanced their practice and improved client outcomes with education from PESI’s live and online CE seminars for over 40 years. Join their elite community of professionals, influencers and inspirers today and save $35 on your first online CE training with promo code 35PESI: http://bit.ly/2CluAOr

This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation, who has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014. Thank you!!

Nate Postlethwait’s greatest desire is for others to know and understand the difference between dysfunction and trauma, and where to go to get the appropriate help. He hopes to be a pioneer in the way people perceive male sexual abuse and the process for male victims. He is currently traveling the world for a year while building this platform, and personally putting all the disciplines in place to make self care a top priority.

His blog and podcast launched just 2 months ago, and already, have gathered thousands of followers.


Today, a reflection in the wake of the live, online 10-day program I did last week, The Heart-Centered Therapist.

Note: I will be doing it again next month, in April. If you're interested in learning more about that, you can do so here: http://theheartcenteredtherapist.com

When I created this podcast my initial inspiration was to bring seasoned therapists on to talk about how to treat trauma. What I discovered, however--and what my guests shared--was that and then so much more.

It's not about what you know. It's about who you are.

I think, if I had to put it in a nutshell, that's what it would be.

The process of discovering, of exploring, of honoring, and owning, who we--who you!--are, and then learning to be that, authentically, compassionately and vulnerability, within the context of helping those who've been impacted by trauma, is the foundation (and some would say, the gold!!), of this work.

This is what The Heart-Centered Therapist program is about.

And like many things, it is simple, but not always easy.

This episode is sponsored by my online, 5-day program coming in April, The Heart-Centered Therapist. Click here to learn more: http://theheartcenteredtherapist.com

Direct download: Episode_349._Cultivating_Compassion_Vulnerability__You._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Esther Goldstein LCSW is psychotherapist and trauma specialist with a private practice in Cedarhurst, in Long Island NY.

Esther specializes in treating anxiety, trauma, complex ptsd and dissociative disorders.

Esther provides trauma informed consultation to therapists committed to improving their trauma-informed practice and attachment focused EMDR consultation to therapist attaining hours towards EMDRIA certification.

Esther's website is Integrativepsych.co

Direct download: Episode_348._Ordinary_to_Extraordinary._Esther_Goldstein.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: FREE_14_DAY_TRIAL_UPDATED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Master Dean Siminoff has been studying martial arts for more than 25 years and is a 6th degree black belt in taekwondo.

He is the founder of the Canadian charity Martial Arts for Justice program whose mission is to protect vulnerable people from violence and oppression.

Dean’s schools in the west Kootenay region of British Columbia have positively impacted students there for the past 18 years.

Martial Arts for Justice is currently partnering in Rwanda delivering its Enhance Resilience Training to genocide widows.

Master Dean has a passion for protecting the weak and vulnerable in our society.

The unique program of Enhance Resilience Training can be delivered in a variety of settings including our North American high schools.

Dean is married to Marleen with 2 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

Direct download: Episode_346._Martial_Arts_Justice__Treating_Trauma._Dean_Siminoff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_345._Owning_Your_Truth._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

Today I'm joined by Stephana Johnson.

First, a shout-out to my sponsor, CPTSD Foundation​ who has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Stephana Johnson is an award winning transformational speaker, mentor and author who has made it her life’s work to empower leaders and groundbreakers to shine bright for others to follow.

As a result of her personal sexual trauma and abuse, she lived in shame, fear and confusion until she was able to transform those scars into what she calls 'sacred wounds'.

Stephana is the author of "Peace Doesn't Come In A Pill” and "Finding Joy Beyond Trauma"

After counseling and coaching others for over 20 years, she says that she’s discovered our greatest wounds lead to our soul's perfection.

As a direct result of working with Stephana, clients overcome fear, self-doubt, lifelong struggles with weight (both physical and emotional) and set aside other self-limiting beliefs that used to stand in the way of them stepping into their full potential.

Direct download: Episode_344._Overcoming_Shame_Doubt__Fear._Stephana_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_343._The_Heart-Centered_Therapist_is_Coming._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm PDT

Dr. Greenwald is the founder and executive director of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, affiliate professor at the SUNY University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Greenwald is the author of numerous professional articles as well as several books, including EMDR in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (1999), Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency (editor; 2002), Child Trauma Handbook (2005), EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment (2007), Treating Problem Behaviors (2009), and Progressive Counting (2013). His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Dr. Greenwald is the developer of Progressive Counting and of the Fairy Tale phase model of trauma-informed treatment, and a pioneer in intensive trauma-focused therapy.

Direct download: Episode_342._The_Child_Trauma_Institute._Ricky_Greenwald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

So many of my guests on The Trauma Therapist | Podcast
have said, in one way or another, that It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Are.
 
I love that! It inspires me!
 
And I think it's taken me some time to truly live that and to own that.
 
I'm planning a live, online, 10-Day training/workshop/experience for new trauma therapists called The Heart-Centered Therapist.
 
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2tvQrhv
 
This is also for anyone in the helping professions: therapists, social workers, counselors, coaches etc.
 
The Heart-Centered Therapist, live, 10-Day training/workshop is about uncovering and honoring the unique and incredible person that you are, and learning to bring that to the work you do.
 
Who you are--your story, your experiences, and the degree to which you either shove them down and run from them, or own and honor them, impacts and influences your work with those who've been impacted by trauma.
 
Join me for a 10-Day, online training/workshop/experience over Zoom video.
 
Date:
Monday, March 4 thru 8 and then Monday, March 11 thru 15.
11 am PST
 
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2tvQrhv
Direct download: Episode_341._The_Heart-Centered_Therapist._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

George Kellar is the Executive Director at Zen Hospice Project, responsible for directing its pioneering integration of social and clinical caregiving services grounded in compassion, spirituality and humanity. 

He leads all aspects of the non-profit organization - caregiving at the Guest House, a residential hospice house offering 24/7 care; volunteer caregiver programs at the Guest House and Laguna Honda Hospital; and the Mindful Caregiver Education program to teach professional and family caregivers how to reduce suffering for those who are seriously ill and at end-of-life, and to practice self-care in order to build resilience and reduce burnout.

George also oversees Zen Hospice Project engagements with community partners such as UCSF and Hospice By The Bay; with the San Francisco Palliative Care Committee, whose mission is to improve the care of seriously ill San Franciscans through research, education and outreach; and with healthcare organizations such as The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), The American Society on Aging (ASA), and the California Hospice & Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA).

He has over three decades of executive-level leadership experience, and has held numerous positions at the San Francisco Zen Center, one of the largest community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.

These roles include: Board member and Chairman of the Board, and finance, vision/strategic planning, fundraising/development and healthcare task force committees.  George also serves on the Advisory Board of Rock The Earth, a national non-profit environmental organization committed to protecting natural resources through partnerships within the music industry and environmental community.

Direct download: Episode_340._Zen_Hospice_Project_with_George_Keller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_339._Stepping_into_Aliveness._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm PDT

Today on the podcast Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF.

First, a shout-out to my sponsor: CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check them out right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org
 
Sarah Buino is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc and co-founder of Pathos at Head/Heart, a co-occurring and trauma-focused intensive outpatient program.

She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor, Certified Daring WayTM facilitator, and adjunct faculty member at Loyola University.

Sarah integrates her knowledge of complementary healing modalities such as music, yoga, reiki, and the chakra system into her clinical practice to help clients enhance their authenticity and connection to self.

She’s also the host of a podcast Conversations With a Wounded Healer which examines the role of one’s own healing while being a care-giving professional.

Direct download: Episode_338._The_Power_of_Authenticity._Sarah_Buino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_337._Gratitude._Guy_MacPherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02am PDT

Today on the podcast I talk with Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis Marlow on the topic of eating disorders, trauma, and healing. 

First, a shout-out to my sponsor: CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check them out right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org
 
 
 

Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP is a somatic-based psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner in Chapel Hill, NC. She has a private practice and has worked in the field of eating disorders for over two decades. Paula served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University CAPS for nine years providing services to college-age students, offering workshops, and managing a multidisciplinary treatment team.  

Rachel Lewis Marlow is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in counseling and therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has advanced training and 25 + years experience in diverse somatic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, Oncology massage and Aromatherapy.  

Embodied recovery is the first trauma-informed eating disorder treatment approach that really takes into account, the body's experience in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.

In this book, my guests blend somatic experiencing, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and body mind centering to offer a somato-sensory approach that is different from the current standard of care for eating disorders (DBT).


Kate has over 17 years experience working with children and families in the areas of trauma, Child Protection, and attachment and parenting.

She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker through the Australian Association of Social Workers, as well as  a Play Therapist and has worked internationally and locally for both government and non-government agencies.

Kate is an Approved Counsellor with Victims Services NSW and has worked extensively with victims of crime and brings a trauma, attachment and neurobiological framework to her work.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work awarded by Trinity College Dublin and a Post Graduate Diploma In Play Therapy awarded by Play Therapy International (PTI) and University of Canterbury.

Direct download: Episode_335._Attachment__Trauma_with_Kate_Fylan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_334._Is_This_Healing._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48am PDT

Zabie Yamasaki, truly believes in the healing power of yoga and has had the opportunity to transform her own trauma through the healing asana practice.

For years, Zabie’s unfaltering support for survivors of sexual violence has manifested itself in many forms. She has ultimately made it her life's goal to help empower survivors of assault to regain their strength and self-worth.

Zabie is a founding individual practitioner of The Breathe Network, an organization that connects survivors of sexual violence to holistic healing arts practitioners that offer all services on a sliding scale.

She is the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga.

During her graduate career, Zabie engaged in numerous efforts to help prevent sexual assault through her campus role as the Coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention. Zabie was previously the Assistant Director of UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) where she developed an 8-week therapeutic yoga program for survivors of sexual assault. She is now working as the Program Director of Trauma-Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA where she oversees wellness and alternative healing modalities for survivors, including therapeutic yoga.

Direct download: Episode_333._Unapologetic_Vulnerability._Zahabiyah_Yamasaki.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_332._Being_a_Human._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Kimberly Rezarch M.S.W. is a survivor of severe childhood trauma and forced psychiatry. Over the course of 20 years in the mental health system, Kimberly was given 25 different mental health diagnoses and prescribed 11 medications to be taken simultaneously. It wasn’t until her psychiatrist became trauma-informed, that her life was saved with a new diagnosis, Dissociative Identity Disorder. This diagnosis indicated the severity of her trauma, but also provided the answers she was searching for.

During her recovery journey, she developed the Trauma Motivated Outcomes Theory, which recognizes trauma as the motivation behind behaviors. Kimberly also sees that responses to trauma accumulate over time, mimicking mental illness and developing into Trauma Response Syndrome. Kimberly created the Trauma Response Syndrome Model to assist in the recovery from Trauma Response Syndrome. Kimberly wants to bring hope to those who suffer from trauma and provide new tools for mental health professionals.

Direct download: Episode_331._Speaking_Our_Truth._Kim_Rezarch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_330._The_Open_Heart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Ili is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, and holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She is supervisor, professor, mentor, and wellness warrior for mental health professionals.

Her area of expertise is systems theory, including: self of the therapist, family of origin, relationship and intimacy development through dialogue, and the integration of Christian faith and counseling, as well as applying systems theory in organizational and business consulting.

Direct download: Episode_329_The_Refreshed_Therapist._Ili_Rivera_Walter..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Tiffany Chhuom, LSWAIC, CDP-T, MPH, MSW offers 18 years of professional experience practice, policy, research and administration that she used previously to contribute communication plans, marketing
strategies and social media use policies for NASW-WA while also serving on our Communications Committee.

As a therapist, treats veterans, people with disabilities, and survivors of all forms of violence (e.g. workplace harassment, campus sexual assault, Military Sexual Trauma, stalking, cyber abuse, rape, and childhood abuse).

Her new practice, Lucy in the Sky: Therapy for the Gifted, aims to serve gifted adults, those living with disabilities and those surviving trauma and addiction. She is particularly interested in how all of these things intersect as a practitioner, speaker and writer.

As the new NASW Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice influence our field, she recently completed advanced training in the UW Department of Bioethics where she will advance in ethics consultation.

Specifically, Tiffany has contributed original research, clinical skill, campaign management and organizational leadership on the use of technology and health in practice, enterprise, and research.

Her hope is to help practitioners, organizations, educators and policy makers remain relevant and compliant in our ever-evolving Digital Era.

Prior to graduate school, Tiffany was sought out to manage challenging studies in Social Work, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Addiction Medicine, Population Health, Health Disparities, and Child Welfare.

Her authorship in scientific, peer reviewed journals on addiction, child welfare, trauma, study implementation and studying the stress response of marginalized populations is noted.

From time to time she still trains others how to more ethically conduct scientific study with historically traumatized populations.
In policy, she served as a Policy Analyst at the Health Care Authority, making recommendations for the State Innovations Models Initiative and SB 6312. Her earlier policy days took new legislation headed by Partners for Our Children into action, coordinating complex data sharing agreements across 20 government agencies to prevent childhood injury.

While Tiffany’s experience mentioned above keeps her grounded, her favorite job was in practicum at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System serving Military Sexual Trauma survivors.

Her next step in life was to move to the country where she stays busy with 3 dobermans, 1 wiener dog, gardening and junkin’.

Her new practice, Lucy in the Sky: Therapy for the Gifted, aims to serve gifted adults, those living with disabilities and those surviving trauma and addiction.

She is particularly interested in how all of these things intersect as a practitioner, speaker and writer.

In her writing, she is planning a blog that will showcase her strong foundation in trauma and addiction research, her love for using comic book art, and the hobbies she indulges in to practice her own self-care, which include junkin’, thriftin’, succulents and decorating on a dime. She is currently taking no more than 10 clients at any given time so she has space to lead community workshops, teach, write and play.

Direct download: Episode_328_The_Power_of_Getting_Uncomfortable._Tiffany_Chhuom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

1