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Counseling and Education about Trauma

Trauma counseling, or psychoeducation, is usually provided to individuals or groups after a traumatic event such as a natural disaster or serious traffic accident. Such counseling is an educational intervention and an important aspect of trauma therapy. It primarily describes the information provided by clinicians during the ongoing process of psychotherapy and can be offered either verbally or through written material. In the digital age, it has become common for clients to use the Internet to seek information concerning their problems. Many websites offer valuable information in a self-help format that is informative and helpful. Information gained in this manner can be viewed as psychoeducation.

When used in psychotherapy, psychoeducation is presented relatively early in treatment although it can be helpful throughout the therapy process. For ...

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