Childhood Trauma

Looking Beneath The Surface At Child Behavior

A Brief Review of Top-Down Therapy Approaches & Understanding Children Generally, when therapists are working on their education, we are trained developmentally from ages 5 years and beyond. Essentially, this allows for psychological testing at this age. Many of the young adults and teens that therapists experience often are dealing with issues, that now as…

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The Magic Of Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP)

A Guest Blog Post By Mary Sue McCarthy, LCPC, NCC, EMDR-Certified for Trauma Therapist Network How Can Equine Therapy Heal Attachment Wounds & Trauma? I have personally experienced the magic of the connection that comes with being in partnership with a horse, having been around horses almost my whole life. I’ve seen horses forced into…

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Understanding the Polyvagal Ladder: A Brief Overview

In this week’s episode of Trauma Chat, Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discussed a theory that was created by Dr. Stephen Porges called Polyvagal Theory. Passionate about this theory, Deb Dana, LCSW, has played a vital role in translating the language of this theory into terms that more people will be able to understand. Deb Dana created…

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Understanding The PTSD Diagnosis And Why It Matters

Fight, Flight, Freeze & Submit In Episode 4 of Trauma Chat Podcast, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C explains the four responses mammals have. This includes human responses we use to survive traumatic experiences. For example, fight, flight, freeze and submit. In Episode 5, Laura described the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. If you have experienced trauma, you…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Recovering from Trauma In Therapy (Part One)

A Trauma Therapist Explains Trauma & The Process of Recovering from Trauma Through Therapy In Understandable Terms By Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Founder of Trauma Therapist Network What Is Trauma? We have all heard the word “trauma” used to describe terrifying events. This includes surviving a plane crash or something like the loss of a pet…

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