BiographyI'm a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with traumatized people for 30 years. While the reality of what happens to people is heart-wrenching, the ability of people to survive and heal is inspirational. I've learned as much from my clients as I hope they've learned from me.
In my personal life, I read just about everything, walk here at home and anywhere else in the world that I have the chance to visit, and dance.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Over the years, I've worked with severely traumatized people. I have learned a great deal about what happens to people and what they learn to do to survive. I've also begun to focus on the therapist, and what a therapist needs to learn about self and others in order to do this work.
I love to read, and to write. I enjoy my family, friends, and all kinds of outdoor experiences. Long ago, I was a competitive gymnast, and I can still touch my toes. On most days, I enjoy life. I love learning new things and meeting new people.
Published: Sep 19, 2016 by Journal of Trauma and Dissociation
Authors: Lynette S. Danylchuk, PhD
Subjects: Education, Health Psychology, Psychological Science, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology
Most therapists are trained in theory and techniques, but not in how to many their own reactions and responses to hearing and dealing with the effects of major trauma shared verbally and non-verbally by their clients. This article emphasizes the need to teach and support therapists as they confront the intensity of emotions that commonly emerge in working with severely traumatized people