A Trauma Lens: Interview with Kelly Vagts


Today we have an interview with Kelly Vagts about the "trauma lens". Kelly Vagts is a clinical social worker who provides direct therapy services to grades K - 6 at HMK Elementary in Moab, Utah. Her speciality is working with children who have experienced trauma. As a therapist, she is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and will soon to be adding Neurofeedback to her trauma treatment repertoire. She prides herself on staying current with innovative trauma interventions that are based on the ever evolving field of neuroscience.

Here is the pyramid that Kelly refers to in the podcast:

And here is a video explaining Epigenetics:

And here is the brain scan that Kelly refers to. The abused brain is on the right, as compared to the healthy brain on the left.

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