What happened to You

bear with trauma

For the next few blogs I will be summarizing my insights from some of the sections of Dr. Perry and Oprah Winfrey’s recent collaborative book entitled “What happened to You”. Frequently when I first meet with parents in therapy I ask about their child’s early experiences. This is important especially in cases of adoption where…

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Infants and Trauma

child trauma

I just read an article titled “Trauma-exposed Infants and Toddlers: A Review of Impacts and Evidence-Based Interventions” by Alysse Melville. This article focused on birth to two years old and it caught my attention because very few studies have been done on this age group as it relates to trauma. What follows is a summary…

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Antidotes for the Four Horseman

4 horseman

I have written before about the “four horseman” in respect to the Gottman Method of Marriage Therapy.  If you would like to read more about this concept please click on the link below. Briefly the four horseman are the 4 attitudes that quickly bring about trouble in a marriage. I just read a great article…

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Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

child dissociative

I just read an article from the National Institute of Mental Health that gave many good suggestions for helping children who have been traumatized.  I thought I would share with you a few of the sections from that report. Click on the link if you would like to read the entire article. The first helpful…

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Gottman’s Couple Therapy

for better for worse

I just finished reading a journal article titled “Examining the Effectiveness of Gottman Couple Therapy on Improving Marital Adjustment and Couples’ Intimacy”.  If you would like to read the study in its entirety, please click on the link. The objective of the study was to examine the effectiveness of Gottman couple therapy on improving marital…

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