Love in the Face of Terror

(by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP) I think many of us feel that the idea of a light and dark side of the Force is an apt metaphor for the human condition. It also seems appropriate to see the undulations of these two sides of the Force as strengthening and weakening over time. One question is: […]

Reflections on Racism, Trauma and Collective Responsibility for Healing: An invitation for conversation

(by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP) Since it is still PTSD month, I wanted to write about one aspect of trauma that is not discussed sufficiently – namely racism (and the various other isms where one group is persecuted). The news about the racist motivated shooting in Charleston has certainly brought this forward in my mind. […]

Untangling PTSD

(by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP) June is PTSD awareness month. So it seems reasonable to stop and reflect on trauma, its effects on people and how we help people overcome trauma. Frankly, I could write for a long time and it would only begin to cover everything. So let me make this a bit more […]