Statement of Purpose
The goals of this collaboration and website are to identify common factors in the successful processing of trauma. Our starting assumptions are:
- The basic curative elements in the successful processing of trauma are the same in clinical and non-clinical contexts.
- These common factors in the successful processing of trauma, both in and outside of therapy, manifest in a wide range of individual, group, and cultural forms.
- Investigating these common factors is worthwhile in that it may demystify these processes, may facilitate the evolution of psychotherapy approaches, and may lead to a greater appreciation for the ways that humans have dealt with this problem for thousands of years.
- A better understanding of the generic aspects of trauma therapy may also facilitate their modifications to meet the needs of different cultures and contexts.
This website is maintained by James Keim, MSW, LCSW, and provides online access to materials related to his Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate and other workshop presentations. For more information, please email email@example.com
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