In this episode I speak with Julie who is a therapist for trauma and pain but has also experienced it herself. With this unique perspective Julie helps her patients heal through understanding and compassion that only someone who has experienced trauma can. Julie and I discuss how her experience affects her practice, what to look for when trying to find a trauma therapist and much more.
About Julie and how to contact:
FB: julie markowitz, lmsw
Peter A Levine and Somatic Experiencing https://traumahealing.org/about-us/
List of Psychoanalytic centers in the US: https://www.drlynnfriedman.com/psychoanalytic-institutes-in-the-united-states/
Psychology terms discussed:
Pathology as it applies to Psychology: https://dictionary.apa.org/pathology
noun: 1. the scientific study of functional and structural changes involved in physical and mental disorders and diseases. 2. more broadly, any departure from what is considered healthy or adaptive. —pathological adj. —pathologist n.
Personality pathology refers to enduring patterns of cognition, emotion, and behavior that negatively affect a person’s adaptation. In psychiatry and clinical psychology, it is characterized by adaptive inflexibility, vicious cycles of maladaptive behavior, and emotional instability under stress.
Dissociation and dissociative disorders: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/dissociation-and-dissociative-disorders
Dissociation is a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity. Dissociative disorders include dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, depersonalization disorder and dissociative identity disorder.
People who experience a traumatic event will often have some degree of dissociation during the event itself or in the following hours, days or weeks. For example, the event seems ‘unreal’ or the person feels detached from what’s going on around them as if watching the events on television. In most cases, the dissociation resolves without the need for treatment.
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