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for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Adversity


                -- How to Watch Video and Hear Audio Materials

These materials were obtained as free downloads from Psychotherapy Networker --
-- a most valuable resource for counsellors and therapists -- [LINK].

These videos discuss important elements in therapy. These materials are of approximately an hour's duration and, downloaded, approximately 100Mb in size (MP3) to 300 Mb in size (MP4) so it's important to be patient, or to download the materials -- so bandwidth considerationa are important. ALSO -- these are provided as "professional-to-professional" communicatioms, and must be properly cited (back to Psychotherapy Networker as the producer -- [LINK]).

If using a mobile device (say, a mobile phone), with high data charges, may I recommend you download the MP3 files, and leave viewing the videos, while using your cheaper home internet plan. In New Zealand, data charges can be as high as 50c per Mb, or higher, on standard rates -- making downloading even an MP3 file, of an hour's duration, cost as much as $50!!!

On this site links are provided to a number of materials:    [LINK]

These materials might be valuable to non-therapists for increasing your understanding of your situation -- how you came to have the concerns you do, and what might be able to be done about them. It was important to me to know I wasn't crazy or mentally or "morally" defective when I began struggling with my personal issues. Some people, for this reason, benefit from receiving a "diagnosis" -- satisfactory diagnoses were never provided to me, however. In actual practice, most diagnoses are based on purely behavioral criteria, without much undestanding of the context in which difficulties arise and persist, and I always felt such context crucial. These days assisting patients understand their problems is regarded an essential element in effective trauma treatment, especially in the initial "stabilization phase" -- see,, for example Dorrepaal et al (2012) [LINK] download the article [LINK]. It has only been within the last five years that significant progress has been made in this aarea. However, if you have any difficulty understanding, or applying, the principles discussed in these videos, do not hesitate in contacting your nearest available mental health practitioner. They are provided here as personal "professional-to-professional" communications, and patient psychoeducational materials, and should be used as such, and not used without citation back to Psychotherapy Networker.


The video below demonstrates the process.

Please note:

I had the CamStudio screen recorder set to use the "external microphone", hence the sound of the materials while playing has been set to a low level (but can be heard faintly).

The materials are stored in "the cloud" -- the videos are stored in my MS Skydrive folder, the audio in my Google Drive folder, resulting in some limitations on how the materials can be used -- the materials need to be downloaded. On my system, videolan VLC player is set up as the default media player, which aids the running of both sets of materials.

The video playback controls set up by Psychotherapy Networker are NOT operative while using the videos, instead:

It is NOT possible to pause the playing of the audio file while playing, but the "fullscreen" and sound controls can be adjusted. The play button can be used to stop and stop the video playback.

I've noticed that the performance of the Skydrive account varies -- sometimes the entire file needs to be downloaded before it can play (in the demo video below this is the case for the audio file), while the video file can sometimes be played before it has downloaded -- fortunate as it can be 300 Mb in size, and so take considerably longer to download. I had a reasonably fast broadband connection available (up to 1.7Mb/sec) for the demo video.