How to Work with Couples Affected by Trauma

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Helping an individual client heal from trauma can be intense work, but add the dynamics of an intimate partner relationship in the mix and it can become even more intense. Couples work specifically focused on the impact of of trauma within the relationship is a niche within itself.

This week’s vlog is a guest interview with Liz Miller, LPC. Liz is a couples therapist that specializes in working with couples affected by trauma. In this vlog, Liz shares symptoms you might see in the therapy room if trauma is impacting the relationship, how to make the best referral to a couples therapist, and what you might want to consider if you are wanting to make couples trauma treatment your niche.

Check out the vlog below:

Categories: Training


Dominique · August 23, 2019 at 7:17 am

Thank you for sharing! I too have been interested in the role that trauma plays in relationship and am recently licensed in NY. I plan to look for job opportunities that could support me in couples training work based on your suggestion for getting started. I agree too that there aren’t many folks around providing this stem of treatment. I’m excited about getting started, thanks again for sharing.

    ninakeeler · September 3, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Dominique you are so welcome. I would say any training that addresses attachment is going to be good. I am currently looking at Diane Poole-Heller training called DARe. You can learn more about it a t Hope this helps.

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