55 min

From victim to survivor to human: One Mans Journey On Living

    • Philosophy

In this special episode Dr. Nguyen will engage in a conversation with a former patient. A gay man who had suffered childhood abuse and homophobic persecution in his native Argentina, Julian escaped to New York to seek freedom and safety. His work with Dr. Nguyen lasted several years and helped him weather the trauma of telling his life history during the asylum application process, an HIV+ diagnosis, illegal immigration status, and, most wrenching of all, the de-humanizing legacy of his traumatic past.

The conversation will re-visit the crucial stages in their work together and examine the notions of living with trauma, survival, intimacy, hate, and the struggle as well as beauty of becoming human after having been robbed of your mind and violated in your body.

In this special episode Dr. Nguyen will engage in a conversation with a former patient. A gay man who had suffered childhood abuse and homophobic persecution in his native Argentina, Julian escaped to New York to seek freedom and safety. His work with Dr. Nguyen lasted several years and helped him weather the trauma of telling his life history during the asylum application process, an HIV+ diagnosis, illegal immigration status, and, most wrenching of all, the de-humanizing legacy of his traumatic past.

The conversation will re-visit the crucial stages in their work together and examine the notions of living with trauma, survival, intimacy, hate, and the struggle as well as beauty of becoming human after having been robbed of your mind and violated in your body.

55 min

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