What is Trauma Informed Health Care?
Your clients and patients who present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance and behavioral addictions, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex PTSD (Borderline Personality Disorder), Dissociative Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorders and a variety of other labels need your help. They need assistance to recover and move on with their lives. We now know that all of these diagnoses can be caused by trauma. Trauma-Informed Trauma Informed Health Care is a way of thinking that will utilize your best therapeutic talents. TIC is a focus on “What happened to you?” versus the medical model’s “What’s wrong with you?”
The medical model does not necessarily ask about life experience. As a result, millions of persons have become over-diagnosed and over-medicated—they have not found relief from their symptoms. Focusing on traumatic experiences not only provides relief, but it also creates lasting healing.
Why do counseling professionals need to learn about it?
In order to help your clients and patients, you’ll need to understand the Trauma-Informed Trauma Informed Health Care Perspective. TIC is quickly becoming the “standard of care”. In recent years, many knowledgeable and educated professionals have acknowledged the fact that trauma, in all its forms, does indeed influence the development of “mental health” conditions.
According to Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, in his book The Body Keeps the Score:
The training of competent trauma therapists involves learning about the impact of trauma, abuse, and neglect and mastering a variety of techniques that can help to (1) stabilize and calm patients down, (2) help to lay traumatic memories and reenactments to rest, and (3) reconnect patients with their fellow men and women.
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