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Student Perspectives: A Psychology Trainee’s Professional Transition: Learning about Different PTSD-Related Treatment Approaches

January 1, 2018

The term trauma is inherently heterogeneous and, as such, should encourage the application of different therapeutic approaches and interventions to the myriad sequelae associated with incidents beyond the realm of everyday human experience. 

I pursued doctoral training with a goal to deepen my understanding in the conceptualization and treatment of trauma-related difficulties, and ultimate aim of becoming a well-rounded trauma psychologist. My graduate school experiences provided me with unique opportunities to develop my therapy skills in treating trauma-exposed individuals. However, it was not until beginning my internship training within a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital that I became aware of the extent to which I had only begun to scratch the surface in my knowledge about the treatment of trauma-related conditions. 

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