Graphic: A triangle bordered by bold, thick lines on each side. The top of the triangle is labeled “Views about the world: ‘The world is a dangerous place,’ ‘People cannot be trusted,’ and ‘Life is unpredictable’”. The bottom left corner of the triangle is labeled “Views about self: ‘I am incompetent,’ ‘I should’ve reacted differently,’ ‘It is too much for me to handle,’ and ‘I feel damaged’”. The bottom right corner of the triangle is labeled “Views about the future: ‘Things will never be the same,’ ‘What is the point? I will never get over this,’ and ‘It is hopeless’”.

Exhibit 1.3-2Cognitive Triad of Traumatic Stress

From: Chapter 3, Understanding the Impact of Trauma

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