An Integrated Approach to Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)

An Integrated Attachment Oriented and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)   This post reviews how an integrated Attachment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach can be used to treat common symptoms associated with Complex … Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Grey: A Compulsion to Repeat Trauma

This post looks at the phenomenon of  “trauma repetition”or “repetition compulsion”, i.e., the tendency to recreate past traumas in the present.  I will use the character Christian Grey from the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” as an example of this … Continue reading

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Emotional Flashbacks

Complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), also known as developmental trauma disorder or complex trauma, is a psychological injury.  It is thought to result from prolonged exposure to social or interpersonal trauma, dis-empowerment, captivity or entrapment, and situations where there … Continue reading