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The role of trauma in injury work with guest Dr Marianne Trent, Good Thinking Psychological Service

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Today I’m joined by Dr Marianne Trent of Good Thinking Psychological Service, to talk about grief and trauma.


Psychologist, human, compassion-focused therapy, case managers, solicitors, personal injury, grief, trauma, threat, hopes and dreams, grieving, reptilian brain, mammalian brain, shame, fault, triggers, family, ecosystem, fragility, crying, tears, witness statements, assessment, litigation, re-traumatisation, rehabilitation, recovery, safety, containment, depression, support.

1:50 Marianne’s work and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

3:25 Specialising in personal injury work

5:00 A definition of trauma

8:00 The overlap between trauma and grief

9:08 A definition of grief - unfairness and loss

10:07 Safety and containment

10:48 Using CFT with traumatised clients

15:00 The effects of trauma on a whole family after an accident

16:58 Understanding the fragility of the family context

18:30 Tips for working with trauma - don’t be scared of tears

20:43 Avoiding re-traumatisation through the legal process

26:47 The Our Tricky Brain Kit

29:08 The Grief Collective book

Quote: 22:42 “I appreciate that there are lots of sad stories in offices all over the country, all over the world; but these are still real people’s lives, and real people need support. Real people need help.”

Guest: Dr Marianne Trent

Presenter: Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, Director of PsychWorks Associates

Editor: Emily Crosby Media