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Monday, 14 November 2011 19:00

Jerry Boriskin: Treatment methods for PTSD and addiction

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The Meadows, one of America's leading centers for the treatment of addiction and trauma, is pleased to present a 10-part video series featuring Dr. Jerry Boriskin discussing post-traumatic stress disorder and complex PTSD.

In the eighth installment of his 10-part series, Dr. Boriskin, psychologist and senior fellow at The Meadows, talks about contemporary treatment methods for PTSD and addiction.

"There is no magic bullet," he explains. "But over the years, we've gotten some proven techniques that work very well if introduced at the right time, in the hands of the right clinician, in the right clinical setting."

Dr. Boriskin speaks about some of those techniques - including EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic sensory processing - but warns that they by themselves are no panacea. One can't just apply them and expect everything to be automatically resolved, especially when dealing with the multidimensional aspects of complex PTSD, which require a more integrated treatment approach.

"If you just fix what's broken and don't deal with the spiritual injury and the interpersonal aspects, things are going to unravel."

Jerry Boriskin, Treating PTSD

In other videos, Dr. Boriskin discusses such topics as long-term treatment for complex PTSD and evidence-based treatment methods for PTSD.

Dr. Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D, has been at the forefront of the treatment of PTSD, addiction, and co-occurring disorders for more than 30 years. He is the author of several books, including PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors and At Wit’s End: What Families Need to Know When a Loved One is Diagnosed With Addiction and Mental Illness.

Other videos in The Meadows' series include interviews with leading experts in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning. View all the videos in the series at www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.

For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for PTSD and other disorders, see www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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