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When holidays like Mother’s Day hurt, and hope that they won’t always do that

I used to have to “write out” Mother’s Day in the form of a post– like– a long blog post or a poem or some kind of reflection. And I didn’t do it this year…unless you count this one, but the purpose of this is a lot different than those sorts of gutteral “I’ve gotta …

Guest Post: When Mom Took Off the Mask

Beth here: with my daughter’s permission, I’m sharing a piece she wrote in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She reflected on what it was like when I “took off the mask” I wore as a result of being sexually abused as a child and expected to maintain a facade of “everything’s fine.” When Mom …

Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt is now available for pre-order!

We are thrilled to announce that our book, Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt is now available for pre-order! More stores will follow, but these are the current sites showing the pre-order info: Amazon U.S. Amazon Canada Amazon U.K. Waterstones Books- U.K. & Europe   Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt conveys hope and resilience …

What Trauma Recovery Does to Your Close Relationships

By Beth Fehlbaum, Matt E. Jaremko, and guest contributors Preface Beth Fehlbaum and Matt E. Jaremko, co-authors of the forthcoming book, Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt, address some of what happens to folks as they go through trauma recovery. In this installment, Matt and Beth discuss what can and does happen to the relationships …

How Does One Identify an Experience as a Trauma?

By Matt E. Jaremko and Beth Fehlbaum Our title might sound somewhat nonsensical. Of course, if you have experienced a trauma, you will know it. However, admitting that you have experienced trauma may not be as straightforward as you might think. Folks can tend to underplay the extent to which they deserve care and attention. …

About Dr. Jaremko

Clinical Psychologist. Professor. Consultant. Author. Presenter.

Matt E. Jaremko, Ph.D. is imminently qualified to write this guidebook for trauma survivors and the mental health professionals who lead them to become whole. Extensive experience as a teacher and a researcher, coupled with decades of working with survivors from a myriad of backgrounds, equips him to present complicated information in an easily-digestible format. Dr. Jaremko has been on the forefront of devising science-based interventions that are short-term and cost-efficient.

Early in his career, Dr. Jaremko was fascinated by the role of behavioral science in understanding humans’ ability to cope with pain and stress. His research reflects a commitment to discovering ways to lessen anxiety, and his work with Vietnam Veterans led to an interest in helping them cope with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Jaremko’s clinical experience is extensive: he has treated a diverse spectrum of clients including probated offenders who have psychological and substance abuse problems; patients in state mental hospitals, orthopedic patients in need of learning new ways to deal with pain, and for 25 years, he ran a successful private practice, treating adults and children with a myriad of issues.

Dr. Jaremko’s books include Stress Reduction and Prevention, edited with Donald Meichenbaum, and Cognitive-Behavioral Reflections on Some Dimensions of Personality. He has written over 30 articles and conducted workshops on such topics as Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy; Stress Coping, Stress Inoculation Training; Recognizing and Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in Vietnam Veterans and Using Data Collection Methods in Clinical Practice.

Now retired from independent practice and teaching, Dr. Jaremko’s passion has become working with his hands. He volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, helps friends and family rehabilitate their properties and with their construction projects, builds furniture and plays golf—lots and lots of golf—and in his spare time, Beth Fehlbaum convinces him to write on projects such as this one.






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