Short Course 28 – Virgil Hayes, DO, MSW – Watch your Language! Taking Anxiety, Depression and Trauma Treatment to the Next Level!
There are many explanations and theories to explain the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma. Unfortunately, many emphasize pathology, permanence of symptoms, and bio-physiological paradigms to explain. Use multi-syllable words and encourage medical interventions to treat symptoms. This paradigm is often not effective for improving the lives of individuals treated. This course looks at the non-medical underpinnings to conceptualize the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma. This conceptualization when understood by the clinician; makes them a better facilitator and co-creator in the treatment process. A natural, holistic understanding also empowers the clinician and client and moves all parties involved closer to health.
- List at least three word choices that empower the clinician, the client and the therapy.
- Identify at least two opportunities to manifest empathy with their clients.
- Describe anxiety, depression and trauma in a non-pathological way.