Guest author: Erica Zulawski, MS, LMSW Through my personal and professional experience with veterans, I have come to understand the unique needs and challenges some male and female veterans experience when readjusting to civilian life. Many veterans say that the military has forever changed them, especially if deployed to areas of combat or conflict. When … Continue reading When Veterans and Their Families Come for Help: What Service Providers Need to Know
Tag: Evidence-based practice
The beginning of the end… I recently received a new, unexpected diagnosis when I went to a skilled EMDR therapist for help with chronic pain: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD- DSM-IV definition and PTSD DSM-5 definition). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for trauma developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD. I have a less severe form … Continue reading EMDR- rapid healing of “small t” and “big T” trauma
I spent a day with Scott D. Miller, PhD, watching him training people on the power of the therapeutic relationship and how to assess client satisfaction and outcomes with performance metrics for session and outcome rating tools. Since then, I have been fascinated by the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and its relationship to … Continue reading Therapeutic Relationships: What more do you need?
No, the title is not a typo. I know that Dual Disorders and Co-occurring Disorders are the correct terms for the combination of substance abuse and mental health disorders. I think a better term to bring home the power of this comorbid brain and body chaos is “Dueling Disorders.” That’s what killed my brother. The … Continue reading Dueling Disorders- the battle inside…