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Unformatted text preview: Consider the following scenario: For two weeks Cynthia has been experiencing several disturbing symptoms that have her very worried. At times during the day, she "goes blank" and feels "unreal." She starts to feel detached from her environment and not connected to her body. She is sure that this is because of the traffic accident that happened a month ago. She wonders if something happened to her brain in the accident. Cynthia has PTSD which is caused by sudden traumatic events or long term. Cynthia was traveling on the Ventura Freeway with her six-month old girl to a baby sitter's house, when an 18-wheel truck jack-knifed in front of her. Although she slammed on the brakes, she crashed into the truck and her car was pinned under the truck for two hours. Miraculously, she and her child were not hurt at all. Somehow, the care had become wedged under the truck but was not completely crushed. The emergency room doctors gave her and her baby a clean bill of health, but Cynthia couldn't believe that they...
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course LPC COUNSE PCN 605 taught by Professor Marcieburger during the Spring '11 term at Grand Canyon.
- Spring '11