Archive for the ‘Trauma’ Category

Honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com   Many years ago I was asked to give a speech for “Take Back the

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Helping a Partner Who Engages in Self-Destructive Behaviors

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

As Valentine’s Day approaches couples become more mindful of the ways in which they can show their love through caring

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How to Respond When Trauma is Disclosed

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Recently I gave a training to a large group of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners in Florida. As I

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Working With War Veterans: A New Paradigm

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

When we look at the longstanding history surrounding the treatment of war veterans in VA hospitals, the focus has traditionally

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When Therapists Do Harm

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

There is a mantra in the mental health field, a code of ethics that we all live by: “first do

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Reactions to the Tragedy of Flight 370

Monday, March 31st, 2014

There are many tragic things surrounding the mystery of  Malaysian Flight 370, including the horrible period of anxious waiting that

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Recent Mall Shooting and Acute Stress Disorder

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The recent, senseless shooting at the Columbia Mall in Maryland took the lives of two innocent young people, injured five

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Speaking up About Bullying

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Jonathan Martin is a 312 pound, 6’5” tackler for the Miami Dolphins. And yet he was relentlessly subjected to bullying

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Men and Shame

Monday, November 4th, 2013

by Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA Working with shame is one of the most important emotions to process in therapy. So

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A New Way to Honor 9/11

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

We just passed the 12th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in recent history. Although most of us

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