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Monday, 19 September 2011 20:00

Jerry Boriskin: PTSD treatment goals

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The Meadows, one of America's oldest and most respected 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 sixth video of his 10-part series, Dr. Boriskin, psychologist and senior fellow at The Meadows, talks about his 30-year career working with victims of PTSD and his goals for treating the disorder.

"The goal of therapy is not to fix what's broken," he says. "It's to help define and reframe what hurts and managing it in a way that contributes and gives purpose to one's injury."

Dr. Boriskin adds that his goal is not to 'make people different,' but rather to encourage people with PTSD to recognize it, demystify it, materialize in the here and now, and find peace within.

"It's about finding meaning in things other than self-destructive, repetitive, and invalidating behavior," he explains. "Finding meaning from one's own misery is part of what works."

In other videos featuring Dr. Boriskin, he discusses long-term treatment for complex PTSD, the relationship between addiction and PTSD, and evidence-based treatment methods.

Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D, is an author, lecturer, and clinician with expertise in trauma, PTSD, and addictive disorders. 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 prominent figures in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning. To view, visit www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.

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

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