A Young Black Man’s Dilemmas: Loss, Loyalty, and Family Relationships

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developmental trauma disorder

Features 17-year-old Terrell, who is in his fourth therapy session—a teletherapy meeting with Dr. Wizdom Powell. During this session, Terrell realizes that he has been avoiding his feelings about his recent, challenging relationship with his stepfather. Dr. Powell also helps Terrell open up about his feelings of anger and sadness associated with the memory and deep loss of his foster father, who died in an automobile accident when Terrell was just a boy. Terrell discovers a path in his family relationships that allows him to honor and sustain a connection with both of his fathers.