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David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE)

David Hosier MSc holds two degrees (BSc Hons and MSc) and a post-graduate diploma in education (all three qualifications are in psychology). He also holds UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). He has worked as a teacher, lecturer and researcher. His own experiences of severe childhood trauma and its emotional fallout motivated him to set up this website, childhoodtraumarecovery.com, for which he exclusively writes articles. He has written several books on topics related to childhood trauma. He has published several books including The Link Between Childhood Trauma And Borderline Personality Disorder, The Link Between Childhood Trauma ANd Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and  How Childhood Trauma Can Damage The Developing Brain (And How These Effects Can Be Reversed). He was educated at the University of London, Goldsmith’s College where he developed his interest in childhood experiences leading to psychopathology and wrote his thesis on the effects of childhood depression on academic performance. This site has been created for educational purposes only.

Family Therapy And Adolescent BPD Sufferers

  Borderline Personality Disorder In Adolescents : I have written elsewhere about why some mental health clinicians are reluctant to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents. However, when an adolescent is believed to be suffering from this extremely serious psychiatric condition, family therapy can be of potentially crucial importance. What Is Family Therapy? Quite …

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Do You Spend Too Much Time Not Living In The Present?

  TIME PERSPECTIVE THERAPY: LIVE EFFECTIVELY IN THE PRESENT AND TAKE A POSITIVE VIEW OF PAST AND PRESENT Based upon Zimbardo’s and Boyd’s (2008) Time Perspective Theory, a therapeutic technique known as Time Perspective Therapy (Zimbardo, Sword and Sword) was developed. Time Perspective Therapy is predicated upon Zimbardo’s idea that the way in which we view and relate to …

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Splitting, Denial And Flooding : The Inter-relationship

‘SPLITTING’ : This is an unconscious defense mechanism that involves us seeing things in extreme and exaggerated ways, either as ALL GOOD or ALL BAD; this unconscious strategy is often seen in people suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD).  For example, those suffering from this disorder frequently vacillate between, at times, perceiving a friend or …

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Why BPD Sufferers Can Often Read Others’ Emotions So Perceptively

  When I was a young child, my mother always remarked upon how easily I picked up on the slightest emotional signals she, and others, displayed (such as a tiny change in expression, a very slight change in tone of voice, subtle variations of body language etc). What both she (I presume)  and I were …

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Why Adolescents’ Brains Increase Their Risk Of Psychological Problems

  570 word article For many, adolescence is a very difficult and stressful time, not least because of the neurological and interacting hormonal changes that occur during the period. Changes In The Brain : Between the ages of about ten and early adulthood, the brain undergoes three major periods of dramatic physical development as described …

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Factors That Put The Child’s Mental Health At Risk

  The Risk And Resilience Model : According to the Risk And Resilience Model (Pearce, 1993) there exist three categories of factors that put the child’s mental health at risk. These are as follows : Factors relating to the child’s / young person’s environment Factors relating to the child’s / young person’s family Factors relating …

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