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The Trauma Therapist

Guy Macpherson, PhD

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Jan 20, 2021

Episode 501: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak with Dignity: The Marginalized Populations 

Today, I'm continuing to re-post this series I did a few months back, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with none other than Dr. Thema Bryant Davis.

Why? Because I feel we could use her hope.

Thema, a repeat guest on this podcast, is a light of hope for all of us. Watch this interview and you’ll feel it.

Thema is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons. Dr. Thema, a professor at Pepperdine University, is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Her contributions to psychological research, policy, and practice have been honored by national and regional psychological associations.

Dr. Thema earned her doctorate from Duke University, completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center, and is a past American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations.

She has served as a mental health media consultant for numerous print, radio, and television media outlets, including but not limited to the Huffington Post, NPR, CBS, Oxygen, CNN, BET, TV One, Lifetime, and We TV.

Using artistic expression, spirituality, psychology and culture, Dr. Bryant-Davis is an internationally recognized lecturer, performer, and minister. She has presented at conferences, universities, churches, community centers, schools and prisons throughout the United States as well as in South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. Bryant-Davis is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She leads a community mental health bible study at Walker Temple AME Church in Los Angeles and lives by words from her mother, Rev. Cecelia Williams Bryant, who states “God is speaking. My life is God’s vocabulary.”



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Jan 18, 2021

Episode 500: Alyssa Scolari, LPC. Recognizing Our Own Trauma 

Alyssa is a speaker and psychotherapist, treating adults and adolescents with trauma and eating disorders out of her independent practice in NJ, accompanied by her therapy dog, Noel. Many of her speaking engagements are centered around the long-term physical and emotional impacts of trauma, as well as the hope that comes with making the decision to seek treatment. 

 

First, a huge-thank you to my sponsor for making this podcast happen: Talkspace

 

Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist. Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to.

Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule.

 

As a listener of the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace by going to Talkspace.com and using the code TRAUMATHERAPIST


Alyssa is a trauma survivor herself, and has made it her passion in life to help others on their road to recovery from trauma. In addition to her practice, Alyssa is also the host of the Light After Trauma podcast, which is meant to be an informative, inspirational, and safe space for those looking for support and connection as they navigate the difficult, yet extremely rewarding journey of recovery.

 

The Trauma Therapist Newsletter from Guy Macpherson, PhD, host of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, has launched! For therapists of all kinds interested in learning about trauma and keeping up to date with: Workshops, Conferences, Events, New Books, Modalities, and Inspiring Therapists. Learn more here: https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/the-trauma-therapist-newsletter/

 

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Jan 14, 2021

Episode 499: Guy Macpherson, PhD. Honoring Who You Are 

It's been quite some time since I sat down and did a solo episode.

What with our moving from Oakland, CA to Bend, OR, and the craziness of everything going on like the pandemic and riots and all, there's been much swirling around in my head that I've wanted to share. Today I do that.


Mostly, I wanted to say thank-you for being here, for listening, and supporting the podcast. I also wanted to encourage those of you who are starting out on your trauma-informed journey because you're what this podcast is about.


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Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.


In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.


The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.


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The Trauma Therapist Newsletter


If you’re a trauma therapist and you’re interested in learning about trauma and keeping up to date about with, well, everything trauma-related, here we go!


Events. Conferences. Workshops. Modalities. Trauma Programs. New Trauma Therapists. Trauma Therapist Spotlight. Books and articles. Trauma treatments and more.


The go-to online resource for therapists interested in learning about trauma, and keeping informed about what’s going on. Learn more here: thetraumatherapistnewsletter.com



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Jan 11, 2021

Episode 498: Chris Prange-Morgan. Healing Our Broken Parts 

Chris wears many hats: Mom, wife, writer, speaker, hospital chaplain, advocate and former social worker and retreat leader. Chris earned her Master of Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch University in 1995, and MSW from Loyola University Chicago in 2002.  


First, a huge-thank you to my sponsor for making this podcast happen: Talkspace

 

Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist. Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to.

Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule.

 

As a listener of the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace by going to Talkspace.com and using the code TRAUMATHERAPIST


Chris also has done advanced graduate work in pastoral counseling and has worked as a therapist in the inner city of Philadelphia prior to returning to her home state of Wisconsin. In April of 2018, Chris' parenting article featured in the Huffington Post got the attention of NBC and landed her on the Today Show, where she shared some of her parenting and health journeys.  


As an adoptive mom of a child with a history of trauma, who herself became a trauma survivor, Chris continues to be a "recovering idealist" an advocate for self care, creating supportive community and mindful parenting.

 

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Jan 4, 2021

Episode 497: Shayla Vaughn. Trauma, Yoga & The Mind/Body Connection 

Shayla Vaughan, RYT200, CYT500, CNP, is a trauma-informed yoga teacher who has studied yin yoga, functional movement, and trauma. She is also a holistic nutritionist, specializing in nutrition and mental health. 

A big thank you to our sponsor for this episode: Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. Makeup artist and product developer, Karissa Bodnar, lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old. Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Karissa to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women.

Thrive Causemetics’ products are made with high-performance, skin-loving ingredients that are 100% vegan and cruelty free. For every product purchased, Thrive helps women in need by donating funds and products to women who’ve experienced domestic abuse, to women seeking a path out of homelessness, as well as our women veterans during and after their military service. The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners get 15% off their first purchase by going to: ThriveCausemetics.com/traumaguy

After pursuing a career in broadcasting and film, Shayla's mom passed away unexpectedly, and the loss led her to drastically change her outlook and life direction. Since then she's devoted herself to learning about and utilizing the mind-body connection to help others heal, both on and off the mat. Her students learn real-life tactics to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction—things Shayla struggled with herself prior to her journey with yoga and wellness. Along with teaching trauma-sensitive yoga and offering personalized nutritional advice, Shayla is working toward becoming a licensed counsellor.

 

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Dec 28, 2020

Episode 496: Karol Darsa, PsyD. The Trauma Map 

Dr. Darsa received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute, and has about 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in trauma and mental health disorders. Dr. Darsa began her career in 1998 as a foster care social worker and continued her work with abused children and their families and adults abused as children. Dr. Darsa later worked as a trauma specialist in private practice and at a variety of treatment centers including Clearview, Moonview Sanctuary and PCH.

 

In 2002, Dr. Darsa began studying with Christine Schenk, founder of the CHRIS-Technique, a unique energy work focused on teaching clients how to ground themselves in their bodies. Dr. Darsa has completed numerous evidence-based trainings in the treatment of trauma and mental health disorders, including Level III in Brainspotting, Level I and II trainings in EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. With each advanced training, Dr. Darsa developed a deeper understanding of trauma processes and healing, and how to help each person achieve freedom from the effects of trauma.

In 2012 Dr. Darsa became the co-creator of Invisible War Recovery, a program designed to treat military sexual trauma survivors. This sparked a passion for Dr. Darsa to develop and create her own trauma recovery program in the form of Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Center. In a short span of time, Reconnect Center has served hundreds of clients recovering from trauma and mental health disorders, leading to exceptional treatment outcomes in their recovery process.

Dr. Darsa realized that what is often missing in trauma treatment is a finely attuned, gentle, body based process to help heal and reconnect mind and body when clients become disregulated due to traumatic events, developmental trauma, or emotional disorders. Reconnect Center embodies that philosophy in offering intensive one on one work to help truly heal each individual that comes through her doors.

A native of Turkey, Dr. Darsa has been living in the United States for 25 years. She has also lived in Spain, France and Brazil. Dr. Darsa’s exposure to numerous ethnic and social groups allows her to understand the cultural differences in human thought and behavior. She can provide therapy in English, Spanish, French and Turkish and is able to converse in Italian and Portuguese as well.



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Dec 21, 2020

Episode 495: Samuel Moore-Sobel. Can You See My Scars? 

Samuel Moore-Sobel is an author, speaker, and columnist. His debut memoir, Can You See My Scars? is the story of a harrowing encounter with sulfuric acid, trauma and severe burns.


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But first, a huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode:

Thrive Causemetics


Thrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. Makeup artist and product developer, Karissa Bodnar, lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old. Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Karissa to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women.


Thrive Causemetics’ products are made with high-performance, skin-loving ingredients that are 100% vegan and cruelty free. For every product purchased, Thrive helps women in need by donating funds and products to women who’ve experienced domestic abuse, to women seeking a path out of homelessness, as well as our women veterans during and after their military service. The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners get 15% off their first purchase by going to: ThriveCausemetics.com/traumaguy

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His book is currently available for purchase through Mascot Books and on Amazon. He writes about trauma, his experience as a burn survivor and faith.


He has a degree in government and international politics and currently lives with his wife in Northern Virginia. To learn more, visit www.samuelmoore-sobel.com. 

 

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Dec 14, 2020

Episode 494: Kerry J. Heckman, LICSW. Relational Healing of Trauma 

Kerry Heckman is a freelance writer and clinical social worker in private practice in Seattle. After ten years as a high school social worker in the Chicago area, she followed her intuition to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. There she was introduced to a therapeutic modality called Somatic Transformation created by Dr. Sharon Stanley.


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A big thank you to our sponsor for this episode: Thrive Causemetics


Thrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. Makeup artist and product developer, Karissa Bodnar, lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old.


Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Karissa to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women.


Thrive Causemetics’ products are made with high-performance, skin-loving ingredients that are 100% vegan and cruelty free. For every product purchased, Thrive helps women in need by donating funds and products to women who’ve experienced domestic abuse, to women seeking a path out of homelessness, as well as our women veterans during and after their military service. The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners get 15% off their first purchase by going to: ThriveCausemetics.com/traumaguy


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This life-changing lens through which to understand trauma and the nervous system taught Kerry how to manage her own complex health issues, as well as, help clients who have experienced trauma. Kerry is now inspired to bring this information to as many people as possible to work towards a more embodied world. 


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The Trauma Therapist Newsletter. Arriving in January! If you’re a trauma therapist and you’re interested in learning about trauma and keeping up to date about, well, everything trauma-related, then you’ll love this! Events. Interviews. Workshops. Modalities. Trauma Programs. New trauma Therapists. Books and articles. Trauma treatments and more.


The go-to online resource for therapists interested in learning about trauma, and keeping informed about what’s going on. Learn more here: thetraumatherapistnewsletter.com


In This Episode



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Dec 7, 2020

Episode 493: Chesarae Hall-Fletcher, MA. Vicarious Trauma and The Power of True Listening 

Originally from Oakland, CA, Chesarae Fletcher inherited a rich faith heritage. Granddaughter of the late Bishop Vernon Robinson, she began her study of scripture in the African-American Holiness Pentecostal tradition.

This early spiritual legacy birthed a deep hunger for intimacy with Christ’s spirit and his word, which led her into over 22 years of the academic study of theology.


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But first, a huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode: Thrive Causemetics


Thrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. Makeup artist and product developer, Karissa Bodnar, lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old. Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Karissa to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women.


Thrive Causemetics’ products are made with high-performance, skin-loving ingredients that are 100% vegan and cruelty free. For every product purchased, Thrive helps women in need by donating funds and products to women who’ve experienced domestic abuse, to women seeking a path out of homelessness, as well as our women veterans during and after their military service.


The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners get 15% off their first purchase by going to: ThriveCausemetics.com/traumaguy


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Professor Fletcher earned her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, followed by an MA in Biblical Studies in 2017, and an MA in Theology in 2019. Mrs. Fletcher is an early career biblical scholar and is currently completing Ph.D. research studies in Systematic Theology at the University of Birmingham, located in England’s UK. Her study focus is on Altar Theology and its role in Pentecostal traditions. 


Currently, Professor Fletcher teaches Church History and Graduate Research Methods at Epic Bible College and leads Sabbath and Spiritual Formation retreats throughout the region.

She sees Christ-centered theology as a weapon against despair, apathy, and spiritual thirst. 


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The Trauma Therapist Newsletter. Arriving in January! If you’re a trauma therapist and you’re interested in learning about trauma and keeping up to date about, well, everything trauma-related, then you’ll love this! Events. Interviews. Workshops. Modalities. Trauma Programs. New trauma Therapists. Books and articles. Trauma treatments and more.


The go-to online resource for therapists interested in learning about trauma, and keeping informed about what’s going on. Learn more here: thetraumatherapistnewsletter.com

 

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