In the field of addiction treatment and psychotherapy there has been a recent emphasis on Trauma Informed Treatment.
The Trauma Informed (TI) approach refers to an awareness and tolerance of the psychological traumas that underlie substance abuse and mental health issues. It shifts the focus from a diagnostic label to a Trauma Informed sensitivity. This approach supports an understanding that addictions or emotional issues may be a response to an emotional trauma.
Understanding the Trauma Informed approach and applying it to health care leadership could improve interpersonal relationships, lead to better outcomes, and offer a positive perspective when facing difficult decisions.