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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Gretchen Schmelzer, Ph.D. about her new book Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma.
Gretchen Schmelzer, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, trained as a Harvard Medical School Fellow. She is a trauma survivor, who has worked for twenty-five years with the complex issues of trauma, integration, and behavior change across every level of the system from individuals, to groups, to large systems and countries, including her role as the expert consultant at Frontline for their documentary on Alaskan survivors of priest sexual abuse (aired April 19, 2011).
She leads programs using leadership development and trauma-informed emotional intelligence to help communities worldwide engage in the difficult public health issues confronting them such as AIDS and Domestic Violence. She is working on a book on long-term trauma and you can read more from Gretchen at her website, Emotional Geographic.
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