Trauma-Informed Therapy: How It Works & Why It’s Important
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Originally Published: January 19, 2021
Original Author: Melissa Engle, MA LPC, CCTP
Original Reviewer: Lynn Byars, MD, MPH, FACP
Updated: June 16, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “How Do I Know if a Therapist Is Trauma Informed?,” “What to Know When Starting Therapy for Trauma or PTSD”, “Not All Therapists Are Trauma-Informed”, and “You May Be Asked About Your Trauma History During the First Session.” New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.