Jeff Levy, LCSW
Mental Health, Relationships, Trauma, Identity
Jeff Levy, LCSW
(originally posted on Branching Out; The Live Oak Blog, April 2017)
I was talking with a colleague who recently completed her graduate degree in counseling. We were discussing one of her cases—a young man who had experienced considerable trauma as a teenager. Her client knew he had experienced the trauma, but didn’t have clear memories around it. She was concerned about how much she needed to delve into his traumatic experiences in order to help him heal.
My colleague had taken a trauma course in graduate school, and said that it was one of her favorite classes. Some of the content in the course, all of which seemed current and relevant, included the study of the neurophysiology of trauma and the impact of trauma on neurodevelopment.
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