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287: Finding Support For Partners + Families Of Trauma Survivors with Heather Tuba

Therapy Chat

Release Date: 07/16/2021

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews returning guest Heather Tuba, who is a writer and advocate for partners and families of trauma survivors. In this conversation you will hear:

  • Why it can be difficult for trauma survivors to find a therapist to meet their needs;
  • How gaps in resources and services for partners and family members of trauma survivors create barriers to healing for survivors and their loved ones;
  • Heather shares her personal experience attempting to find trauma-competent help for a family member;
  • Important considerations for therapists when serving trauma survivors and their families; and more!

Heather Tuba is a writer and educator who specializes in psychoeducational resources for loved ones of persons with complex trauma and mental health challenges. Heather has been a leading voice in highlighting the need for more understanding and better support for families. Her writing includes articles on her website, a guidebook on building emotional resources (available for purchase on her site) and contributions to trauma-related podcasts and websites. Her contribution to the upcoming book  Damaged: Childhood trauma, Adult Illness, and the Need for a Health Care Revolution by Drs Robert Maunder and Jonathan Hunter is coming out in September 2021. She is also writing a book on the necessity of family engagement within the medical and mental health systems. Coming: 2022.

To purchase Heather’s book Strengthening You: A guide to build, strengthen and support the emotional resources of loved ones, please visit her website: www.heathertuba.com

Listen to Heather's first Therapy Chat interview from 2019 here!

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Thank you also to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute for sponsoring this week's episode! Therapists, if you feel stuck when working with clients who feel numb and disconnected from their emotions or have difficulty accessing their inner experience, learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients' concerns.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough. Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.

Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online at sensorimotor.org today! 

To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is now live,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!

New website coming soon: www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma, launching August 1, 2021. Sign up for the email list to be notified when the website goes live and receive a free gift!

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