Opening the Prison of Caged Trauma and Depression
February 22, 2021 8:00 AM MST
Part 2 of a combined 90 minute session
Description: Using case studies and facilitator examples, this seminar will explore the long term effects of unresolved trauma.
For around 75% of people who experience a trauma, the effects will naturally fade in time. But for the remaining 25% there will be enduring debilitating effects unless effectively treated. And that is where PTSD and depression become linked.
People can become depressed for all kinds of reasons, and we should never assume that unresolved trauma must be a cause. Going off looking for ʻtraumasʼ that just are not there can make ʻtherapyʼ quite toxic for depressed people whose depression has a different cause.
However, trauma is sometimes a major factor in depression, which is why knowing how to correctly identify trauma and knowing how to relieve it fast are vital skills for any therapist
- List three reasons why unresolved trauma may tip someone into clinical depression.
- Define Learned Helplessness
- Discuss how being powerless and avoidant can maintain depression