The Trauma Therapist | Podcast with Guy Macpherson, PhD | Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders in the field of trauma. (general)
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.

Keith Myers is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been working in clinical mental health for over 13 years. His clinical specialties include trauma, combat-PTSD, Veterans issues, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

He has published peer-reviewed articles and given presentations on trauma, combat PTSD, and ethical issues.  He owns a private practice just north of Atlanta and regularly works with military members and their families, providing therapy advocacy services.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member with both Argosy University & Mercer University and is a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education & Supervision with Mercer University.

Direct download: Episode_176_-_Keith_Myers.mp3
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Jesse Hanson holds both a PhD and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He specializes in neuroscience, somatic (body-centered) psychology and holistic healing. Trained in EMDR and other forms of somatic therapies, Jesse helps clients release held trauma and negative emotions from the body and inspires them to create themselves anew. After more than ten years in the holistic health field and many years of working with a multi-faceted treatment team approach at Passages Malibu, Jesse brings his experience to the Helix Healthcare Group as clinical director of a holistic and integrative approach to treating addiction, trauma, and wellness.

Direct download: Episode_175_-_Jesse_Hanson.mp3
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Dr. Carolyn Daitch is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She is a certified and approved consultant, former Vice President and elected Fellow with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, elected fellow of Michigan Psychological Association, President of the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and is a certified Imago relationship therapist. She is recognized for her practical, easy to implement interventions.

Dr. Daitch’s time is split between clinical practice, supervision, consultation and teaching. She routinely gives training to practitioners in the United States and abroad.

Direct download: Episode_174_-_Carolyn_Daitch.mp3
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Dr. Craig Haen has been working clinically with people impacted by interpersonal, developmental, and familial trauma for 15 years. He has a full-time private practice in White Plains, New York where he treats children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Dr. Haen is a graduate adjunct faculty member at New York University and Lesley University, co-chairs the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Community Outreach Task Force (which provides trauma response to diverse communities), and is the Program Director for the Kint Institute, which will begin its inaugural year providing training in trauma and the creative arts therapies this fall.

His latest book, The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy, is forthcoming from Routledge.

Direct download: Episode_173_-_Craig_Haer.mp3
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Kimberly Campbell is the Executive Director of Exhale to Inhale, founded by Zoe Le Page, which brings yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and Connecticut through weekly classes at shelters and community-based organizations. By providing access to the practice of yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Exhale to Inhale offers a valuable resource to a distressed community.

Kimberly is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and wellness expert who has held a number of key positions in business, philanthropy, and health and human services development within a broad range of industries.

She was also the creator and spokesperson of a corporate domestic violence initiative focused on raising public awareness and assisting employees dealing with domestic violence in the workplace. Through her work, she uses yoga, meditation, and other wellness tools to empower people to see that they have a choice in how they react to the external pressures they come up against.

Kimberly is also a health columnist for the Three Tomatoes and author of the Om Healing and Wellness Blog.

Direct download: Episode_172_-_Kimberley_Campbell.mp3
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Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston, specializing in mindfulness for adolescents and young adults and has been practicing meditation for over fifteen years.

Christopher currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Mindfulness in Education Network.

Dr. Willard has published five books on contemplative practice, including his most recent book, Growing Up Mindful. Christopher teaches at Harvard Medical School and Lesley University.

Direct download: Episode_171_-_Chris_Willard.mp3
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Kimber Olson is a board certified, licensed clinical social worker. Her 20 years of mental health experience includes work in outpatient, school-based, home-based and hospital-based settings, community health development coordination, and long-term residential treatment.

Kimber has worked extensively in village Alaska and in Indian Country, and is currently in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, where she specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation with both children and adults.

Kimber has taught at branch of the University of Alaska, and has provided trainings nationally and internationally, teaching professionals in the areas of trauma, sexual abuse, attachment, dissociation, ethics, vicarious trauma and eating disorders among others.

Kimber is the co-author with Peggy Ellen Kleinleder of a book for young adults tiled The Thursday Group: A Story and Information for Girls Healing from Sexual Abuse, and co-author with Diane Payne and Jared Parrish of Pathway to Hope: an Indigenous Approach to Healing Child Sexual Abuse (International Circumpolar Health Journal, 2013).  She is currently working on her third book, Non-posessive love. A tale of countertransference, dissociative attunement, resiliency and growth.

Direct download: Episode_170_-_Kimber_Olsen.mp3
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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas is an assistant professor of Health Promotion at Charleston Southern University.  She teaches classes on behavioral medicine, program evaluation, and holistic health.

Kate is also an author of the book BRAVE, STRONG, AND TRUE: THE MODERN WARRIOR'S BATTLE FOR BALANCE, a researcher, professional speaker, and yoga instructor who travels the country teaching mental fitness. A former Captain in the Marine Corps, she loves to work with other military veterans.

Kate spends a great deal of time conducting resilient leadership training and is passionate about helping organizations and individuals improve their holistic health, happiness, and quality of life.

Direct download: Episode_169_-_Kate_Hedricks_Thomas.mp3
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Jane Clapp is a master of mind, body and soul. While it is widely accepted that mindfulness is necessary to shape the body, Jane asserts that the body is one of the most powerful alchemic tools for shaping the mind.

A practitioner in the holistic health industry for two decades, Jane combines holistic personal training, yoga, ELDOA, fascial stretch therapy, tensegrity therapy, and mindfulness interventions with tension and trauma healing to help clients gain strength, mobility and resilience.

As the founder of Urbanfitt, Jane has helped more than 1000 clients improve emotional and nervous system regulation, positively shift neuroplasticity and release somatized stress and trauma. Through her revolutionary coaching sessions and workshops, Jane ensures people not only feel better, but become better.

An experienced and illuminating speaker, widely consulted media expert and internationally recognized author, Jane is available for personal, group and corporate training as well as international speaking engagements.

Direct download: Episode_168_-_Jane_Clapp.mp3
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Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, LPCC, SEP is a private practice psychotherapist in Los Gatos, CA. She specializes in mindfulness psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing therapy for the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, emotion dysregulation, chronic pain, and relationship distress. Lisa is the author the highly regarded textbook on Buddhist psychology for mental health clinicians, Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence. Lisa also presents at conferences on the clinical applications of mindfulness and Buddhist psychology. She has been a yogic and Buddhist meditation practitioner for over four decades.

For more information on Effortless Mindfulness visit: www.awakenedpresence.com

Direct download: Episode_167_-_Lisa_Dale_Miller.mp3
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