Complex Trauma Or DESNOS Increasing in Inpatient Eating Disordered Populations

In inpatient settings I have been seeing much more serious trauma in clients who are currently admitting for treatment. In fact we’re seeing so much trauma that we think that all clinicians should be trained in EMDR, one of the most effective trauma interventions used at this time. Experienced clinicians are needed when it comes to working with PTSD and childhood trauma and they should have the best tools available. Because so many people with trauma are admitting with severe trauma, I have been doing vast amounts of research on new information available in regards to trauma and its treatment.

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Why Everyone in Recovery Must Be Trauma-Informed – For Women and Children’s Sake (Part 3)

My passion in looking at men and trauma comes primarily from my personal experience as a young boy, first growing up in a violent alcoholic home and then having to deal with the impact of that trauma long into my thirties – and long into my sobriety. I still have vivid memories sitting on the top stair outside of my parents’ bedroom, hearing my mother screaming and crying as I was trying to get up the nerve to open the door or bang on it, once they/he had finally gotten smart enough to lock it. Or crying myself to sleep through the only slightly muffled sound of my parents yelling, cursing, and belittling each other – only to pretend like nothing had happened the next day. Or my Dad grabbing me by my leg as I was trying to get away from him,pulling me down the stairs and then proceeding to hit me. I could go on.

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