The five main principles of trauma-informed care (TIC), as developed by (Fallot & Harris, 2006) are safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment, and choice. How might we use these principles with ourselves and our feelings?

It can be really common, particularly...

As we approach the winter holidays, we are all well  aware that the world around us can feel chaotic, scary, worrisome, and stressful.  These emotions and feeling states often conflict with the majority culture’s implicit and explicit emphasis on holiday cheer, happine...

In my clinical work I find that there are a few phrases that I tend to use over and over. One of my favorite things to say to parents and other caregivers goes something like: “I’m going to work with your child for one hour a week and I think we can do a lot of good in...

Approaching each day with general attitude of equanimity is something that I have found allows me to be a successful administrator and therapist.  I have been working in the behavioral health field for over ten years and the ability to approach tense times, overwhelmed...

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