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The Tanner Wallace Podcast

Aug 3, 2021

Complex trauma is different. Your recovery is in large part about clearing out the blocks to love that trauma introduces. In this episode, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author (Transcending Trauma, 2021, PESI Publishing) and fellow survivor, Dr. Frank Anderson shares a few things to keep in mind on your healing journey. He explains how a relationship with oneself is the ultimate corrective experience and how the normalization of "parts" and non-pathologizing the multiplicity of the mind will greatly advance our understanding of the efficient and effective treatment of complex trauma.

About Frank

Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a Lead Trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.


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