How to help clients process their fears about world events.

(Originally published June 15, 2016)

When you look at the news, there’s pain and violence on every broadcast. But is this something we should help our clients process?

Patrick Dougherty would say yes. And he has some clear, helpful guidelines for how to bring up difficult and divisive political and social issues in therapy.

It’s one way we can help clients become more regulated and healthy as they interact and engage in their sphere of influence.

Patrick Dougherty, MA, LP, is a licensed psychologist, teacher, and author. He’s worked with collective trauma since shortly after serving with the Marines in … Read More