604 The Many Faces of PTSD

Steve AndReas • Sunday All Day

Steve AndreasOver the years, PTSD has become a catch-all label applied to anyone who’s haunted by the memory of a disturbing event. But contrary to popular misconceptions, PTSD isn’t a single entity, nor does one type of treatment fit everyone. Instead, it’s a cluster of different symptoms that often require more than one kind of intervention.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to distinguish between—and create individual strategies for—facets of this complex disorder, including:

  • Generalized anxiety and techniques to address fears about an imagined future
  • Phobias and phobic triggers, which can be treated by helping clients dissociate from memories of the fearful past
  • Guilt and shame, which can be addressed by examining how people violated their own internal standards and their inner images of being the object of group disapproval
  • Grief, which can often be resolved by helping clients reunite internally with loved ones or reconnect with experiences they believe have been lost

Steve Andreas, MA, has been learning, teaching, and developing brief therapy methods for over 45 years. His books include Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic and Transforming Negative Self-Talk.

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