The Collective Trauma of War
Focusing on the symptoms of PTSD is not enough when working with veterans. We need to help them understand the larger society that wishes to forget the horrors of war and its shared responsibility for them, and how that reinforces their intense feelings of isolation and difficulty integrating back into the civilian world. This recording will offer an innovative way for vets to gain agency and bring a clearer awareness to understanding the emotional burden they carry.
Patrick Dougherty, MA, LP, is a psychologist in private practice with over 40 years of clinical experience. He has been studying Eastern philosophies and practices for over 25 years and integrating them into his clinical work. He served in the Marine Corps infantry in Vietnam and leads an international group working with the collective trauma of armed violence, genocide, and war and its impact of communities. He is the author of Qigong in Psychotherapy: You can Do So Much by Doing So Little and A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding Love at the Center of it all.
Financial: Patrick Dougherty maintains a private practice. Mr. Dougherty receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Patrick Dougherty has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.