Trauma and the Twelve Steps: Clinical Keys for Enhancing Recovery Services (Webinar)
The interplay between unhealed trauma, dissociation, and addiction can stump even the most seasoned clinicians and leave clients who struggle feeling frustrated and hopeless. Although the popular 12-step approaches to addiction treatment can be appropriate for clients with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related diagnoses, rigid application of the disease model and 12-step principles may prove more harmful than helpful for clients in need. In this workshop, participants will learn how to blend traditional knowledge about the disease of addiction and 12-step approaches...Read more to recovery with the latest research and practice knowledge on trauma and dissociation. As a result, participants will be able to better connect with addicted clients who struggle with trauma, and deliver the help that they so desperately need in a way that honors their experience. Interaction, group participation, and experiential learning are all featured in this workshop, sure to be a learning experience unlike any you have had before! This workshop is guided by recovery advocate Dr. Jamie Marich and contains updated material from the second edition of her landmark book Trauma and the 12 Steps (North Atlantic Books, 2020) that will be woven into the discussion.
*Course is a live interactive webinar. Attendance at all sessions, and completion of course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Evaluations are distributed by CE-Go via email, upon completion of which, participants are redirected to download their CE Certificate. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at [email protected] Less...
- Describe how certain 12-step approaches, slogans, and customs may be counterproductive when working with a traumatized client
- Define trauma and dissociation in a complete manner and explain how honoring this holistic conceptualization of trauma enhances addiction treatment
- Explain how certain features of 12-step recovery are productive for working with addicted survivors of trauma stress and identify how these features can be implemented into treatment
- Develop a plan for working 12-step recovery strategies alongside appropriate treatment for the traumatic stress issue(s)
- Apply at least three clinical techniques from various psychotherapeutic approaches to help clients attain addiction recovery in a trauma-sensitive fashion
Friday, December 11, 2020
08:30 AM EST - 04:00 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Her bibliography currently includes: EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), and Trauma Made Simple (2014), Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (2018, with Dt. Stephen Dansiger), and Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019). She has also written guest chapters and contributions for several other published collections.
Jamie was interviewed as a master clinician in the DVD, Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century (2012) alongside icons like Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Robert Scaer, and Belleruth Naparstek. Jamie had the privilege of offering trauma recovery retreats at the Kripalu School for Yoga & Health in the Fall of 2012, at the Esalen Institute in the Spring of 2013 and Winter of 2014. She is a regular guest faculty presenter at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. In 2015, Marich launched her own EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy training curriculum and now enjoys training a new generation of EMDR clinicians alongside her global team of collaborative faculty members and consultants. The New York Times featured her work with Dancing Mindfulness in 2017 as part of their Meditation for Real Life series.
Jamie seeks to incorporate music and other forms of creative expression into her practice. As her career developed, Marich's love for experience-oriented methods of healing and trauma resolution intensified, prompting her to explore the conscious dance scene and various ways of applying these wonderful, "come as you are" practices into the healing process. Having completed several trainings and experiencing other conscious dance practices at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Marich was encouraged and inspired to develop her own, unique practice, which now exists in the form of Dancing Mindfulness. To date, Jamie has taught conscious dance seminars at various conferences nationally and internationally and has trained more than 400 facilitators in the Dancing Mindfulness practice.
Jamie is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) through the International Association of Expressive Arts Therapists and offers a full certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy through her Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Jamie is a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Nidra Facilitator, and has training in several other trauma-informed and recovery yoga approaches. Additionally, Jamie developed the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga with Jessica Sowers. In 2017, she earned her Women Empowered Pink Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu.
NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their prestigious President's Award in 2015 for LGBT advocacy in her writing and training. In 2019, the EMDR International Association granted Jamie their EMDR Advocacy Award for using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance the cause of EMDR therapy and to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction.