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Crosscurrents

Therapy for therapists

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Guy McPherson. www.thetraumatherapistproject.com
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Guy McPherson is a trauma therapist from Oakland who spends many hours a day talking to people who have gone through life changing accidents, marital abuse, and war. Hearing about pain and suffering over and over takes a toll, and McPherson says that many of his colleagues feel the same.

McPherson: I remember interviewing one really seasoned guy, and he was like, 'If you're not effected or impacted by what your client is telling you, something's wrong.'

To provide an outlet McPherson created the Trauma Therapy Podcast, where he interviews his fellow trauma therapists. McPherson came by our studios to talk about his podcast and why he became a trauma therapist.

 

 

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.