[Episode 121 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]
Paul Krauss, MA, LPC, talks with trauma experts Duygu Balan, LPCC, and Yener Balan, MD, DFAPA about how trauma counseling and therapy are evolving, as well as how expressive writing can help in between sessions. Re-Write: A Trauma Workbook of Creative Writing and Recovery in Our New Normal is their first book.
Re-Write is a comprehensive medical textbook that focuses on identifying and treating trauma-related stressors through creative expression and mindfulness. It includes illustrative case studies, writing prompts, and a discussion of the financial benefits for businesses, making it a valuable resource for mental health professionals, trauma survivors, educators, parents, social workers, and anyone interested in understanding the effects of trauma.
Duygu Balan, LPCC is an author and psychotherapist who specializes in intergenerational trauma. She gained her expertise in intergenerational trauma while working as a clinical counselor in New York City, helping patients on society’s outskirts. She is a registered psychotherapist and co-author of Re-Write: A Trauma Workbook of Creative Writing and Recovery in Our New Normal, as well as a contributor to the best-selling medical textbook, The Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry: A Guide to Patient Centered Operational Improvement.
Yener Balan, MD, DFAPA, is a board-certified psychiatrist and the bestselling author of Re-Write: A Trauma Workbook of Creative Writing and Recovery in Our New Normal and Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry. He is a renowned fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and currently works for a large healthcare organization as the vice president of mental health and medical specialty services. Yener has considerable experience working in high-volume emergency departments, is a specialist in hospital operations, including emergency room work, health care business and management, and has conducted lectures and workshops all over the world.
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