Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders
Trauma and stressor-related disorders and their associated emotional and behavioral symptoms often result from stressful experiences or childhood trauma, such as exposure to physical or emotional violence, physical pain, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), neglect, or family conflict.
After Rosalyn was involved in a horrific traffic accident, she became deeply shaken by the gruesome, fatal injuries suffered by the other driver. She was unhurt physically, but two weeks later, she is experiencing troubling imagery, nightmares, trouble concentrating, dread, and anger. In this video, the learner is inserted into the room with the therapist and the patient, allowing them to experience and observe the session in a raw, real way. In the behaviors and words spoken, clues reveal themselves, leading the viewer to a diagnosis.
Maria arrives for therapy following a harrowing incident where she was attacked by a man with a knife. Though physically unharmed, she reports having extreme symptoms and unmanageable fear as a result of the encounter. As she speaks to the therapist about how things have changed for her since the attack, she displays mannerisms and behaviors that provide viewers with clues to decipher her potential diagnosis.