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Episode 267 - Dr. Robert T. Muller: Working with Trauma Survivors: Therapeutic Approaches and Strategies for Promoting Posttraumatic Growth

Monday, July 01, 2019, 9:30:21 AM

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In this podcast, our guest Dr. Robert T. Muller describes his clinical work with individuals who have experienced trauma. He discusses why trauma survivors engage in avoidance within close relationships, why they use specific coping strategies, and challenges that can occur in psychotherapy. Using case examples, Dr. Muller illustrates several therapeutic approaches, techniques, and strategies that can be beneficial in work with trauma survivors and in promoting posttraumatic growth. He also compares his perspective to other forms of trauma work.

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Average Rating: 5stars  client/ professional relationship, Monday, February 17, 2020

By Melinda :

Muller's take on the importance of the therapeutic relationship is an important takeaway from this podcast. Building rapport with your clients should create a safe space for them and critical to their success in their post traumatic growth. Muller also touches of the subject of honesty and as a professional helper, finding the discrepancies and addressing the client in a trauma informed way. Very impactful.



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Average Rating: 5stars  eye-opening , Monday, February 17, 2020

By Demetrius Parks :

Very informative. The section about hidden identities rang true being a childhood trauma survivor myself. The development of different identities helps with the thoughts of shame you receive those who may not understand or share the feeling.

The sections on the importance of honesty, going at the pace of the client, and having creating a safe environment for the client were all great points to incorporate into this discussion. Really insightful.


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Average Rating: 5stars  important to keep in mind ! , Sunday, July 28, 2019

By Jen L :

Dr Robert T Muller shared a lot of great information here. This is a great podcast to include in an introduction to trauma focused care. I greatly appreciate how he mentioned working through trust issues and gave specific examples.

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