Assimilative Integration in the Treatment of Trauma


  • George Stricker



Assimilative integration, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Expressive Writing, Local Clinical Scientist, case study, clinical case study


Erica Pass (2012) presents the case of Grace in which she assimilated Expressive Writing within  an Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy approach to the treatment of a young woman reacting to a simple adult traumatic experience. Although the treatment might have been improved by more attention to the patient's angry feelings and cultural background, it was both creative and successful. The treatment provided a good example of the functioning of a Local Clinical Scientist.

Author Biography

George Stricker

Gan Fishman, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy Professor of Clinical and Organizational Psychology Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Rutgers University Mailing address: 57 Jaffray Court Irvington, NY 10533 914-693-8549 fax: 603-917-2567 email:




How to Cite

Stricker, G. (2012). Assimilative Integration in the Treatment of Trauma. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 8(2), 118–122.