A trauma therapist with experience in the armed forces talks to us today about his model of trauma therapy.

 

 
Today we talk to Daren Wilson, the Director of Clear View Psychology Services in Sydney and has worked as a psychologist in Disability Services, The Australian Army (Psychology Corps), Department of Veteran Affairs and as a principal consultant for over 28 years. He completed his MA in Applied Sport Psychology in 1997.

During his career he has served as a UN Peacemaker / keeper in Somalia, Rwanda and East Timor (Timor-Leste). These experiences, working extensively in personal crisis, disasters, trauma reprocessing, elite sport performance and advanced CBT interventions, have enabled him to support those traumatised in the Thredbo Landslide, Blackhawk Disaster, Glenbrook Train Disaster, MPs returning from East Timor, and others in the Australian Intelligence and Special Forces. Additionally he has assisted in formulating Australian Defence Force Psychology policies / best practice, Veteran Lifestyle Adjustment Residential Programs, Indian Ocean tsunami, Fire & Rescue NSW, bush fire community support counselling and pain management treatment programs (Concord Hospital study) for injured workers.

Daren is fascinated by recent advancements in neuroscience and formulating diagrams / models to best describe psychopathology, which highlights neuropsychotherapy principles for clients, and in turn significantly improved therapeutic success and outcomes.

Today we talk with him about his Structured Image Framework Theory (SIFT) model which you can learn more about here.

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