Many feel trepidation about working with Trauma and PTSD in counseling practice. There are often a range of fears, concerns, or pre-existing beliefs that therapists might have about treating PTSD or working with those who have experienced trauma. For our first reflective assignment in this course, I would like you to think about and answer:
What are some of the beliefs you have about those who have experienced trauma or who have PTSD/Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders and what fears do you have about working with or treating traumatized populations? Are there certain types of traumas you feel most uncomfortable/concerned about encountering or working with?
Next, what have you heard about how PTSD/trauma is treated, and what beliefs or concerns?
It should be 1-2 pages