When Talk Isn’t Enough: Easing Trauma’s Lingering Shock (Link)

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An Interview transcript with Bessel van der Kolk, MD conducted by Ryan Howes

As therapists, we inhabit a professional culture that stresses the importance of being accommodating, tactful, nonconfrontational. It’s part of our job description to get along with people, play well with others, and not rock the boat. Nevertheless, there are times when a therapist with a sufficient sense of mission who genuinely cares about underserved clients needs to stop worrying about rubbing some people—particularly the powers that be—the wrong way.