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In this week’s episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses a topic which is often misunderstood by the general public as well as mental health professionals: dissociation. Next week’s episode is an interview with Kathy Steele, an expert on this subject, who explains the concept of Structural Dissociation. To help demystify this topic and lay some groundwork for understanding the interview with Kathy, Laura gives some basic definitions and describes how they might show up in therapists’ offices as well as in each of our personal lives. 

Laura will be re-releasing some past episodes on the topic of trauma and new episodes will resume in early September, 2019.


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Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation, A Practical, Integrative Approach by Kathy Steele, Onno Van Der Hart and Suzette Boon 

and Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients & Therapists: buy on Amazon (non-affiliate link)

International Society for Study of Trauma & Dissociation:

Wisdom, Attachment & Love in Trauma Therapy by Susan Pease Banitt – find on Amazon here (non-affiliate link)

Therapy Chat Episode 152 with Susan Pease Banitt – listen here

The Trauma Toolkit by Susan Pease Banitt – find on Amazon here (non-affiliate link)

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self Alienation by Janina Fisher – find on Amazon here (non-affiliate link) 

System Speak Podcast: listen here

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July 11, 2019

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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