Experiential Psychoeducation: Trauma and the Brain

Parental Alienation

One of the pillars of effective trauma therapy is psychoeducation. Many studies and reports now confirm that survivors benefit from a clear, complete understanding about trauma and how it affects them biologically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually. One study (Phipps et al., 2007), found that psychoeducation alone assisted survivors to better understand their stress symptoms and contributed to a decrease in their stress symptoms. What then should be included in the psychoeducation we provide our patients and their families? In this post, I review things I commonly include in my work with patients. I also summarize new research that shows that the pedagogical medium for psychoeducation is just as critical in regard to impact on patients as the information itself. The Big Picture Athough trauma integration is not fully linear, I lay out for trauma survivors a framework of phases as a roadmap for their journey. This helps them make sense…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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