New Perspectives 2023: “Trauma and Team Dynamics: We’re All in This Together” with Shelly Simpson and Heidi Wolf

Ellenhorn continued off our 2023 New Perspectives on Treatment Series on April 6 with a talk by Clinical Director of Ellenhorn LA, Shelly Simpson and Lead PACT Clinician, Heidi Wolf.

The relational dynamics between a therapist and a traumatized client are known to be fraught with challenges and pitfalls. But what about when a whole team of clinicians attempts to navigate those challenges together? Trauma cannot be treated alone, but neither is it simple to treat it together. This presentation looks at the common effects of trauma on team dynamics, team decision-making and how theory of mind and perpetrator awareness can help a team navigate these situations.

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