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HST099: Dr. Larry Decker - The Alchemy of Combat

HST099: Dr. Larry Decker - The Alchemy of Combat

Update: 2019-03-12
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Larry R. Decker, Ph.D.has specialized in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for 34 years, as a clinical supervisor at a Vet Center, a tenured professor at a California State university, a contract/provider with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and as the author of many technical articles ranging from information processing to the spiritual nature of trauma. He has studied universal Sufism since 1973.
In this Episode, you will learn:


  • Larry's background and experience

  • Dealing with sanctuary trauma upon return from Vietnam

  • The Dalai Lama's advice for veterans: Include spiritual practice when returning from combat, and understand that you were just doing your duty

  • Lessons learned in combat are never forgotten

  • Non-veteran therapists serving veterans

  • Conceptualization of the afterlife

  • Piaget's concept of Assimilation and Accommodation as it pertains to combat trauma

  • Behavioral change as an alchemical transformation

  • Seeing post-military struggles as an incomplete transformational process

  • Values in respected historical figures are the values we see in ourselves


Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Dr. Decker on LinkedIn

Dr. Decker's Web site


The Alchemy of Combat on Omega Publishing 


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HST099: Dr. Larry Decker - The Alchemy of Combat

HST099: Dr. Larry Decker - The Alchemy of Combat

Duane K. L. France, MA, MBA, LPC