Disasters and Trauma

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Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. holds his doctorate in clinical psychology and is licensed as a psychologist (PSY 13274) in the state of California. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology. Previous to his doctoral degree, he earned an M.A. in religious studies, an M.S.E. in counseling, and an M.S. in clinical psychology. During the course of his education he received training in Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical experience encompasses crisis intervention; treatment of mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; and PTSD evaluation and treatment.

Disasters and Trauma

The Psychological and Spiritual Battle Against Evil

Authored by Raymond Lloyd Richmond Ph.D.

Despite what many persons today want to believe, encounters with terrorism and disasters bring us so close to evil that the cure for the trauma must be spiritual.

Wars, terrorism, and man-made and natural disasters are overwhelming our societies, and neither our governments nor our mental health systems really understand what is looming in front of us. This book addresses the psychological and spiritual components of trauma and evil that are critical to coping with unexpected and shocking reality.

An event is traumatic because it disrupts your previously secure sense of self. So when something disastrous happens, the psychological damage from the shattering of your illusions about life and identity may be more problematic than any physical damage. When your life is motivated by pure faith, hope, and love, trauma has no place to sink its claws in you.

Includes information on:
Disasters and Trauma (The Imaginary, the Real, and the symbolic; maladaptive coping strategies; spiritual growth; breaking the cycle of blame and hatred)
Evil (The psychological and spiritual nature of evil and demonic influence)
Terrorism (The relationship between social fraud and hatred)
Cultural Violence (The relationship between family dysfunction and cultural violence)
Good from Evil (How good can come from evil)
Subject Index

Publication Date:
1499154453 / 9781499154450
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth

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