Can You Help Your Clients Go For The Gold?

Those of us who ‘get’ the trauma-informed movement understand how to put the dots together when we’re interviewing a new client. Our ear hears the pertinent details, the ACES, the Big Ts, the little ts and all the complexity as they tell us their story. We sit, knowing the many tools we can offer to help this hurting person cope, heal and recover. We validate, affirm and offer hope for a better future. We know we can help. We have gold to give them.

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Cathy Harris
Have You Been Accused?

“Borderline”, “Manipulative”, “Attention Seeking”

I recently received a promotional flyer for treatment of “personality disorders”. One of the objectives, “Learn the hidden agendas of each of the personality disorders” belies the contempt of many providers and even trainers. I believe people act the ways they do as an effect of the families in which they grew up—most do not actively ‘plan out’ or knowingly impose a “hidden agenda” on others.

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Cathy Harris