Psychoeducation as an integrative part of therapy with clients who suffer from PTSD

Psychoeducation as an integrative part of therapy with clients who suffer from PTSD

2020-01-01 00:00:00

Clarifying issues concerning re-enactments as intrusions on the behavioural level can be extremely important. The basic goal of psychoeducation is to help clients to recognise and understand these forms of intrusions, as many traumatised people are not aware that they may put themselves at risk while re-enacting traumatic scenes.

psychoeducation can help the client to view repetition compulsion of intrusions as a step in the healing process and an attempt to master the traumatic events. When the clients are free from various fears associated with these symptoms, knowing that intrusions are a part of the healing process, they can allow themselves to experience them with a minimum amount of discomfort, and sometimes even watch them with curiosity.

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