Conceptualizing Trauma is a virtual discussion with Clinical Director, Dr. Kristen Zaleski, PhD, LCSW, and Clinical Therapist, Dr. Hector De Los Santos, PhD, addressing how trauma therapies are chosen for clients at The Collective. Click in below to grasp the differences and benefits between Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for individuals struggling with PTSD and other forms of trauma.
CONCEPTUALIZING TRAUMA TALKING POINTS
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ABOUT DR. HECTOR DE LOS SANTOS
Dr. De Los Santos earned his MS and PhD in clinical psychology at Purdue University and received his undergraduate degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. He then completed a generalist predoctoral internship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System specializing in addressing trauma and substance use disorders. While at the LBVA, Dr. De Los Santos engaged in both individual and group therapy and received a certification as a Cognitive Processing Therapy Provider. Dr. De Los Santos has extensive experience utilizing evidence based practices in a culturally sensitive manner to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.
Dr. De Los Santos loves the opportunity to partner with others as they pursue growth and new perspectives, and look to engage with difficult experiences and personal challenges. He is excited to be part of The Mental Health Collective in its mission to provide holistic and functional care to its clients.