This is a On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.
Available On-Demand: Dates TBA
The relationship between trauma and addiction is well established in the literature. This is no surprise, as clinicians know all too well that people with unresolved trauma and emotional wounds often turn to substances as a way to self-medicate; And, people with addictions may drive while impaired, gravitate towards toxic relationships, go to dangerous places to get their substance of choice, or engage in many other behaviours that increase their risk of being traumatized.
The good news is, there is hope! Evidence shows increasing incidence of recovery for people struggling in the areas of trauma and addiction.
While neuroscience has taught us much about this phenomenon in recent years, evidence-based CBT treatments, which to this day appear to still be at least as effective as many “newer” approaches, seem to have almost gotten lost in the shuffle.
Want to Reground yourself in foundational clinical concepts for effectively treating this population?
This breakthrough webinar led by internationally recognized CBT expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach will enhance your treatment approach, advance your clinical skills , and arm you with proven tools and techniques that you can implement with your clients the very next day in your practice.
Participate in this 6 hour online training and leave a more trauma informed clinician with a practical, evidence based approach that will equip your clients struggling with trauma and addiction to reclaim their lives and be well on their road to recovery.
Online Course Format
- Online Training –Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.
- 2 hours per session, 3 sessions
- Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
- Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.
Trauma and Addiction
- The clinical chicken or egg
- Statistics and research
- Dual Diagnosis
- Types of addictive behaviour disorders
- Signs and symptoms
- Self-medicating: when the solution becomes the problem
Neurobiology of Trauma
- The limbic system and cortisol
- The amygdala and “fight or flight“
- Neuroimaging studies
Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Research and statistics
- Signs and symptoms
- Fostering awareness
- Numbness and other emotional experiences
Integrated Evidence-Based Treatment Approach
- Sequential analysis
- Cognitive distortion’s role in fostering addictive behaviour disorders
- Common schemas maintaining symptoms of trauma and addiction
Addiction Conceptualization and Treatment
- Enhancing motivation
- Diary cards
- Individualized client recovery maps
- Targeting function of addictive behaviours
- Awareness of triggers and avoiding re-traumatization
- Managing urges
- Complex chain analysis
- Opposite action and Emotion regulation skills
- Coping cards and cue cards
- Addict letters
- Developing self-control
CBT for PTSD
- Three stages of treatment
- Fear conditioning
- Three steps to exposure
Psychoeducation and Skills Training
- PTSD psychoeducation and rationale for treatment approach
- Informed consent and collaboration
- Grounding techniques and acceptance – based strategies
- Strategic distraction
- Imagery and challenging
- Calming the amygdala
Exposure Based Work
- Writing an impact statement
- Exploration of pre-trauma positives
- Key elements to trauma narrative
- Over engagement and under engagement
- Dealing with avoidant thoughts and behaviours
- Monitoring for flashbacks
- Restructure cognitions related to guilt and shame
- Connecting to spirituality
Post traumatic growth
- Silver lining technique
- Peer support and relational healing
- Values-based recovery
- Identifying red flags
- Staying connected
- Trauma toolkit
Community Support, Family Involvement, and Relational Healing
- The role of community
- Helping family members cope
- Dealing with enabling
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
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