442 | Trauma & ADHD with Mary Dolson

442 | Trauma & ADHD with Mary Dolson

In this episode, Mary Kima Dolson, a clinical social worker, joins the podcast!  As a clinical social worker, Mary has been providing psychotherapy in incarcerated populations since 2019. She is the founder of the pandemic support group Stuff We Can’t Say Out Loud and the executive director for Fund That Bitch, a non-profit group dedicated to helping women with emergency funding.  Mary also 

You’ll hear Eric and Mary talk about trauma in incarcerated populations, if the word “trauma” is overused, trigger warnings, and the misunderstandings about trauma and its multifaceted layers. 

Then, Mary and Eric talk about different types of trauma, unique trauma responses, the ways that people in the ADHD community can experience trauma, and how trauma responses can show up as ADHD traits. 

Eric and Mary also talk about other trauma features, if there is a connection between trauma and workaholism, the importance of investing in and validating someone’s experience, and the healing and adjusting process of the incarcerated population. 

Finally, you’ll hear about Mary’s experiences with trauma, how she got into her work, and a story about Henry the tortoise. 

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Other Questions & Topics in this Episode: 

  • What is trauma? 
  • What is the difference between trauma and acute stress disorder? 
  • PTSD and CPTSD – what’s the difference? 
  • What is the “trifuckta” of trauma? 
  • What do we do about complex trauma? 
  • What are some of the less obvious markers, behaviorally and emotionally, of trauma? 

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