chapter  6
Phase 1 – psychoeducation
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Ideally clients proceed through the three-phase model chronologically: first stabilization, then therapeutic processing, and finally integration. In most cases, when this sequence is followed, phase 3 probably proceeds fluidly and naturally and 'may be seen as the culmination of the previous work and as an exciting time of growth'. The Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Psychotrauma (BEPP) pays special attention to meaningfulness in its fourth domain, namely, meaningfulness and integration. The term posttraumatic growth or benefit finding is often used with regard to trauma. There is even a questionnaire to measure it called the Post-traumatic Growth Inventory, which addresses the positive consequences of going through a traumatic experience. Posttraumatic relapse could be considered the opposite of posttraumatic growth. In cases of complex trauma it can have pervasive restricting consequences, and quality of life can be lower than prior to the traumatic experiences for a prolonged period.