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.

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
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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 PDT

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
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Direct download: Episode_62_-_Jamie_Marich.mp3
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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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
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Jim has been a practicing social worker since 1976 & is currently in private practice in Salt Lake City.

He works extensively with sexual trauma survivors, with special attention to male survivors and to issues surrounding dissociation. Jim is a founding member of MaleSurvivor.org and is Co-Chair of the Weekends of Recovery retreat program.

He was the recipient of the Richard Gartner Outstanding Clinical Services Award at the 2010 International MaleSurvivor Conference in New York City.

Direct download: Episode_57_-_Jim_Struve.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Sebern Fisher has integrated Neurofeedback and psychotherapy in her treatment of developmental trauma in adults and adolescents for the past 17 years.

Prior to adopting Neurofeedback, Sebern was the clinical director of a residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents for fifteen years. While there she introduced the understanding of the impact of attachment rupture and was the first to implement DBT in a residential setting.

In April, she published Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain with W.W. Norton.

Sebern consults and trains on the integration of Neurofeedback and therapy, nationally and internationally.

Direct download: Episode_56_-_Sebern_Ferry_Fisher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT