Our general orientation is called Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy, which consists of addressing the impact of severe traumatic events in a person’s life in a relatively direct and immediate manner.Traumatic experiences are assessed through a thorough history in the beginning of treatment, and then are referred to when they appear to be interfering in a person’s current life. The general tendency among people in society, including clients and therapists, to avoid discussing these terrible events is not adhered to in our Center. Too often we have found that clients have been misdiagnosed with numerous other disorders, and given ineffective treatments, due to an inadequate appreciation and assessment of trauma.
The Co-Directors of the Center are committed to providing the best treatment to people who have suffered trauma, abuse, and neglect. We believe this can only be done by directly and courageously working through the details of the memories of these terrible events, and putting the past in perspective. Our experience has shown that this can almost always be done, and that the person can recover their life. The Directors have co-authored many professional articles and studies, and a book, Trauma-Centered Group Psychotherapy for Women, on this topic. Their book, Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy, has just been published by the American Psychiatric Press.
Post Traumatic Stress Center. 19 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT. Phone: (203) 624-2146. Fax: (203) 624-2791. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org