It is not surprising, during an entire lifetime, most people will experience some form of trauma. In the developmental years, trauma can affect the development of the brain and in adulthood it can rewire processing. When trauma is left untreated, it can have a significant impact on us at unexpected times in our lives. Left untreated, trauma can compound and form into complex trauma. Veterans are at a significantly higher risk for complex trauma.
In Episode 7 Part 1, Donna and Jay continue their mini-series on the brain. They bring in Dr. Connie Siciliano Avila (aka Dr. Connie) to talk about trauma, levels of trauma, trauma responses, treatment for trauma and how family and friends can support their loved ones dealing with trauma.
Dr. Connie is a Texas Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor: She has experience in clinical and nonclinical settings, such as a psychiatric hospital, independent practice, and health & wellness center. She earned her Doctorate degree at Texas Woman’s University. Her areas of specialized focus include trauma, addiction, family, and diversity issues. She is best known for her work with complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. She has been treating complex trauma since 2005.
Contact information and resources for Dr. Connie
Website: www.MindSproutsPGT.com (can send an email through the website)
Where to find a therapist that deals with trauma.
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
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