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Sheila Hedden, L.C.S.W.
Posted: 11/18/12

When I complete an assessment, I ask people about the trauma they’ve had in their lives, and although many use the word often in their vocabulary to describe an upsetting event, it’s not uncommon for them to tell me that they’ve not had any.  Trauma can be defined as “a serious injury or shock to the body, an emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person, or an event that causes great distress and disruption”.  It’s the last part of that definition that applies to all of us, because many things happen in life that create distress and disruption. Read More...
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