of trauma treatment is growing. When I began working as a Social Worker, many years ago, we had a much narrower view of what
constituted a traumatic experience, namely military combat and sexual violence. In addition, treatment options were few. We
now know that many of our patients were mis-diagnosed and had unrecognized trauma histories. As clinicians, we did the best
we could. Fortunately, new treatment options began to emerge. In the late 1980s and into the 1990's both EMDR and Sensorimotor
Psychotherapy were in the beginning stages. Those treatments, as well as others, now provide clinicians with a range of interventions
for the treatment of trauma. And our lense for what constitutes trauma has widened, giving many previously undiagnosed patients
the treatment they need.
in the field of trauma treatment, collegial support, up-to-date information on the newest treatments, and managing counter-transference,
are all necessary ingredients of a solid practice. In the context of a safe and supportive learning environment, consultation
is provided on a wide range of treatment issues.