Caron Treatment Centers, Tempo Group and Adelphi University invite clinical professionals are invited to this CE opportunity focusing on the correlation between addiction and trauma, including methods to assess and approaches to treatment for patients.
Speakers and Topics:
The Undertow of Addiction: What Lies Beneath the Surf?
Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
What lies beneath the psychological surface that might suggest the risk of substance use disorder? Using a developmental model, this presentation will highlight vulnerable points of potential trauma along the trajectory from birth to late adolescence that can set the stage for future substance use disorder. This model will include the inter-generational transmission of trauma, the role of genetics and genetics, the impact of adverse childhood experiences, the role of attachment theory and self-regulation, as points of psycho-social assessment of vulnerability to addiction and PTSD.
Integrated Treatment Model of Addiction and Trauma
Michele Pole, Ph.D.
In this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of two disorders that co-occur at high rates, addiction and trauma disorders. There will be some discussion of brain involvement in these disorders and where these brain diseases overlap. The discussion will focus upon the theories that explain the comorbidity between these disorders and the underlying research that supports each of these theories. Finally, evidence-based treatment approaches for these co-occurring disorders will be presented along with the supporting research for their use.
Trauma in the Context of Clinical Addiction Treatment
Dr. Kenneth Skodnek, M.D., CASAC
It can be argued that trauma is a significant factor in the presentation of all addictions. Trauma may be overt or covert. Clarification of an individual’s experiences and their potential to be traumatic can elicit a key treatment focus that must be addressed for an enduring and quality recovery. This brief presentation will address several issues that are important when focusing on trauma.
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Cost: $55 per person
3 CE credits available