Bearing witness: working with clients who have experienced trauma - considerations for a person-centered approach to counseling

Morna C. Rutherford

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    Abstract

    This paper explores traumatic experience from both a cultural and neurophysiological perspective. An argument is developed to support and challenge the person-centered approach in working with clients who have experienced trauma. Through a case study, elements of theory are illustrated. Drawing from the increased knowledge base in neurophysiology, this paper aims to strengthen confidence in wider empathic attunement and brings attention to safety for both client.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages153-168
    Number of pages16
    JournalPerson-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
    Volume6
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Neurophysiology
    Knowledge Bases
    Counseling
    Safety
    Wounds and Injuries

    Keywords

    • counselling
    • trauma
    • neurophysiology
    • person-centred

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