Alun Charles Jones*
Department of Psychotherapy, Yale Spire Hospital, UKFulltext PDF
Psychotherapy is often concerned with wars of sorts, often those in people’s minds, with themselves, family members, work and social groups. Conflicts can be misdirected, sometimes towards the psychotherapist and this, to some extent, is what makes psychotherapy such a complex undertaking. This article discusses an episode of psychotherapy and demonstrates ways in which military combat fatigue (complex PTSD) can be lasting, impacting on life and relationships, trans-generationally. The discussion concludes with the idea that developing a trusting relationship and a readiness to address concerns are critical to effective psychotherapy.
Jones AC. War in Our Minds. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2018; 3: 1553.