Trauma and the Twelve Steps: Clinical Keys for Enhancing Recovery Services

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 a ...Read more ddiction and 12-step approaches 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 only offered in-person. 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]


This workshop can be purchased at a discount when attending our annual Between The Holidays Expressive Arts Therapeutic Weekend Intensive Retreat taking place December 11-13, 2020. Click HERE for more information

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Learning Objectives

  • 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

Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center
2067 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, 16155

08:30 AM EST - 04:00 PM EST

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CE Approvals

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
American Psychological Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
National Board of Certified Counselors
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 6998. The ACEP is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC Credits.

Fees

Graduate Student Rate
$45.00
Professional Rate
$65.00