I don't want to answer for Anthony but from what I understand I don't think he disputes what is meant by that term and is rather referring to the language used as a flashback is a flashback. Those intense intrusions of past emotional states are not what he is disputing if I understand correctly., "there is no such thing" as an emotional flashback
Blackbird, as far as I understand it I don't think multiple traumas automatically result in what they call complex trauma.
I've had multiple therapists over the past 15 years, and none of them told me anything about this until my latest therapist. In the US, at least, CBT is so dominant as a therapy methodology that emotional considerations often get completely ignored. CBT is an important technique, but, especially for trauma, is not enough by itself.Amazing that I could be in therapy since this past November and it's just now that I'm realizing I have so many emotional flashbacks. It honestly scares me a little.