Paul Valent

Paul Valent

Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,

Beyond Belief: a human strategy for survival. The Age Op-Ed p 11

Where was God during the tsunami? Where is God in Darfur? Where was God in Rwanda? Cambodia? The Holocaust? A divergence of desire and fact arises during and after disasters. Religion may offer comfort, such as the belief that the dead are in heaven. Trauma therapy facilitates grief and heals false beliefs such as that one caused the deaths of others (survivor guilt).

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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 4th Jan 2005 Categories: ,

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