About This Site

My name is CJ Patterson and I’m a licensed counselor by trade.  I have developed this concept over the past couple of years and have tried to express it here and in the upcoming book so that

  1. It’s accessible- I want the concept to be easy to understand, easy to remember, and easy to apply.
  2. It’s comprehensive- the more I think about the impacts of trauma, the more ways I see how past traumas have shaped our values and behaviors on cultural levels.

It is my belief that using a trauma informed perspective to examine our many social problems will help us more clearly see how inter-related our social problems really are. Further, once we see these connections, we will be better able to resolve our problems and create solutions that will benefit all of us. 

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The book “Cultural PTSD, The Impact of Trauma on Cultural Norms” should be available in Summer/Fall 2019.

If you wish to comment or join me in this endeavor, please contact me at collaboration@culturalptsd.org

Namaste