#543 – Trauma Therapy with Guy Macpherson PhD

Guy Macpherson PhD is a husband, father, and a psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma and early psychosis. In 2014 Guy created The Trauma Therapist Project, a site dedicated to educating, supporting and inspiring new trauma therapists. Soon after he followed with the Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in over 145 countries around the world, on which he interviews thought leaders in the fields of trauma, addiction, mindfulness and yoga. Guy’s mission is to help and inspire mental health workers to begin their trauma­-informed journey.

Guy’s website, The Trauma Therapist Project:
Guy’s podcast, The Trauma TherapistPodcast:



  1. Izzet Cagri Baykan
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for another delightful interview!

    I must say, I’m a little bit puzzled about the definition of trauma Mr. Macpherson has made.

    He said in general, people in the field would think very specific kinds of trauma like PTSD when they are asked about trauma. Instead he made a more general definition, which resonates with the definition in my head.

    So, considering the generalized definition, is there any kind of neurosis/psychosis that are NOT caused by a trauma? I’m asking this because I’ve always thought that there would be a trauma behind every abnormality if we dig deep enough.


  2. John Brus
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great interview with Tim Read from London. His views on the various trance induction methods or workshops offered by several groups were very interesting to me. Inspired me to get his book.

    All the best


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