Lethbridge, AB – Tracy Harvey
MSW, RSW, Clinical Traumatologist
Trauma is much more than an event and often, having prolonged exposure to significant stress contributes to a developed trauma response. This may have a significant impact on an individual, relationships and those around the impacted person (partners, children or significant others). Tracy’s experience includes clinical work along with supervision in the areas of trauma, addiction and mental health, and family violence. Tracy has worked in the area of addiction and mental health since 2001 and has been in private practice with a specialty in trauma since 2006. In addition, she has developed and facilitated numerous workshops across the Alberta (from one hour to two days) on the area of Trauma and Trauma Informed care to a variety of audiences including: mental health therapists, addiction counsellors, social workers, victim service advocates, police services, other clinicians, physicians, and other health care professionals. In addition, Tracy has taught a class for a number of years on trauma for the University of Lethbridge.
The perspective and approach Tracy has around the area of trauma involves understanding the impact of the trauma; which often varies depending on age, type, relationships, attachments, duration and intensity. The therapeutic approach will vary depending on these impacts and may include stabilization, EMDR, somatic approaches, trauma focused CBT, narrative, experienced based approaches and attachment. She is also trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.