Keywords

spiritual psychotherapy, trauma

Abstract

Esmeralda, a 42-year-old Latina woman from Mexico, had moved to the United States with hopes of a bright new future. Despite not knowing much English, she had worked hard, found and married her husband, and had several beautiful children. She missed her family in Mexico, but loved living in the United States. At least, she had liked it up until the day her 5-year-old son was hit and killed by a truck only a few feet from where she stood. The accident had changed everything. In an instant, Esmeralda went from being a caring and involved mother to barely being able to be physically or emotionally present with her children. Two years after her son’s death, Esmeralda presented for treatment with Dr. T. In her first session, she acknowledged that she was struggling with debilitating depression and that it had left her unable to get out of bed for days at a time

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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