This workshop is directed at exploring the link between trauma, attachment, and addictions. From sexual addictions to alcohol and drug addictions, we will look at how trauma and damage to attachment patterns play out and how to move into recovery in a safe and healthy way. We will focus heavily on the role played by shame and the shame cycle and how to determine what treatment modalities are most effective depending on level and type of addiction. Methods for assessment of addiction and comorbid mental health concerns will also be covered.
a). Identify at least two regions of the brain affected by trauma and addictions.
b). Practice assessing levels of addiction and comorbidities and determine treatment modalities accordingly.
c). State why 12 step programs and non-12 step groups (including therapy groups) can be centers for healing.
d). Describe how shame and the shame cycle play a part in addiction and relapse cycles.
e). Identify the role that attachment plays in healing.
The target audience for this event includes addictions specialists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor(s): Robert Cox, LPC
Material Author(s): Robert Cox, LPC
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