290: Using EMDR + Brainspotting With Trauma Survivors - with Kristen D. Boice
Release Date: 08/06/2021
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, in a replay episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares two past episodes from earlier this year. Laura interviewed infant and child therapy specialist Dr. Janet Courtney, who shares why she uses play therapy and expressive arts in her work with traumatized children and families. In part two she speaks about infant mental health and how she works with traumatized infants and their families. About this episode's guest: Janet A. Courtney, PhD, RPT-S is Founder of FirstPlay® Therapy (an infant play therapy model) and founder of the FirstPlayCafe blog. Dr....info_outline 300: Lauras Most Frequently Recommended Resources For Healing + Learning About Trauma
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week we are celebrating 300 episodes. Therapy Chat Podcast started six years ago in August, 2015. Since then the show has been downloaded - as of today, which is October 18, 2021 - 4,296,070 times. Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C thanks everyone who has listened, whether this is your first time or you've listened from the start, and everyone in between. Today, to celebrate the 300th episode Laura shares some of the resources she recommends to people again and again. This list will be published on the Resources page of the Trauma Therapist Network site and will be...info_outline 299: Healing Trauma In The Viscera with Lisa Ferentz
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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews returning guest Robyn Brickel, LMFT about Top-Down and Bottom-Up psychotherapy methods for trauma. In this conversation, Laura and Robyn described what the terms "Top Down" and "Bottom-Up" mean in reference to trauma therapy; how each type of trauma therapy can help trauma survivors; and what types of therapies fit into each category. is the founder and clinical director of Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. She and her team bring a strengths-based, trauma-informed, systems approach to the...info_outline 293: Becoming Safely Embodied After Trauma with Deirdre Fay
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews trauma and attachment expert Deirdre Fay, MSW, who is the author of "Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to Feel Secure in the World." She discussed her earlier book, "Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe and Effective Practices for Therapy" on the podcast in 2018 (link below). Deirdre has also contributed to the book "Attachment Disturbances In Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair with Dr. Daniel Brown and Dr. David...info_outline 292: The Importance Of Conflict For Healthy Relationships with Risa Ganel
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C expresses gratitude to Melvin Varghese, PhD, who recently interviewed her on his podcast, Selling the Couch. That interview goes live in September, 2021. Be prepared to hear Laura getting all choked up while sharing about the process of creating the new website Trauma Therapist Network. Laura also thanked Katie Vernoy, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, LMFT for interviewing her on their podcast, The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. Laura talked about how her frustration with the lack of awareness about trauma and trauma therapy, despite...info_outline
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C announces that her new project, Trauma Therapist Network is now live and shares details and gratitude. Next, listen in on a fascinating interview with Kristen D. Boice, LMFT, an EMDR and Brainspotting therapist who is the owner of a trauma-focused group practice called Pathways to Healing in Noblesville, Indiana.
In response to listener requests, Laura invited Kristen to Therapy Chat to discuss EMDR - what it is and how it helps; and Brainspotting - what it is and how it helps -- and how they are similar and different. This was a fascinating discussion which will be followed up next week with an interview with Curt Widhalm, LMFT about using EMDR with adolescents.
Kristen D. Boice is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years experience and owner of a group private counseling practice, Pathways to Healing Counseling. She’s also the host of the Close the Chapter Podcast and a sought-after international speaker. Kristen is an EMDR-trained psychotherapist, which, as she mentions in the interview, is one of the most effective, researched-based trauma treatment modalities along with Brainspotting.
She specializes in improving self-worth, helping couples and families resolve conflicts and develop powerful communication skills, effective parenting strategies, making life transitions, grief and loss, reducing anxiety and working through trauma. Most importantly, she instills hope, helps people create possibilities and develop a sense of inner peace.
Prior to entering the counseling field, Kristen was an executive at a Fortune 500 company. She is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals along with speaking and presenting workshops on a variety of topics.
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The new website I (Laura) have been telling you about is NOW LIVE! Go check out www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma and please tell anyone you think would benefit! We also have a trauma therapist directory listing so if you're a trauma therapist, join now and help clients with trauma find you! Trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available. Finding a trauma therapist should be easy. Trauma Therapist Network is here to connect you!
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