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Bearing witness: working with clients who have experienced trauma - considerations for a person-centered approach to counseling

Rutherford, Morna C. (2007) Bearing witness: working with clients who have experienced trauma - considerations for a person-centered approach to counseling. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 6 (3). ISSN 1477-9757

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Abstract

This paper explores traumatic experience from both a cultural and neurophysiological perspective. An argument is developed to support and challenge the person-centered approach in working with clients who have experienced trauma. Through a case study, elements of theory are illustrated. Drawing from the increased knowledge base in neurophysiology, this paper aims to strengthen confidence in wider empathic attunement and brings attention to safety for both client.