The Origins of Trauma and Addiction: Clinical Strategies from the Known—and Lesser Known Sources of Disturbance

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Presented by Pat Love, Ed.D.

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3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs


This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 18, 2021.

By now most every clinician is familiar not only with their own ACE Score (Adverse Childhood Experience), but also their clients’. We have been trained to recognize violence, sexual abuse, even some forms of neglect that can shape a child in maladaptive ways that show up in adulthood. There are, however, many lesser-known traumas which can occur in childhood, and adulthood, which can create PTS reactions, that seldom get mentioned in professional literature.

Using clinically useful, original handouts, which will be provided to each participant, we will explore many of these lesser-known origins of trauma from childhood and adulthood. Using deductive reasoning from these useful assessment scales, lecture, and video clips, we will deepen our knowledge of trauma, addiction, and more robust approaches to treatment and recovery. Participants may find this presentation both personally and professionally rewarding.

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  • 18, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
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First Hour:

  • Trauma defined, brief review of ACE items.
  • Origins of trauma and addiction expanded
  • Review of Healthy Family Checklist with applied inductive reasoning and possible adult manifestations.

Safety from extreme temperatures and temperaments


Attainment and response

Tactile stimulation

Cognitive stimulation

Sleep and rest

Emotional stability

Routine and structure

Affection and appreciation

Financial stability


Balance of freedom and responsibility



Effective communication skills




Second Hour:

A close look at personal accountability in adulthood, and implications for therapy. Use of Personal Accountability Scale.

A close look at happiness versus contentment in adulthood, implications for therapy. Use of Personal Contentment Scale.

A close look at entitlement and narcissism, implications for therapy. Lecture, use of Narcissism Scale.

Further expansion of origins of trauma and addiction in adulthood.

Third Hour:

Attachment in adulthood, a deductive exercise. Use of the Attachment Style Survey.

Lecture, overview and strategies from secure attachment

Video clip illustration of attachment issues.

Use and abuse issues in adulthood.

Use of Diagnostic Questions handout.

Lecture, strategies for change

  1. To define trauma
  2. To describe common responses to trauma
  3. To list one effective approach to managing PTS
  4. To list three items on the Adverse Childhood Experience Scale.
  5. To list two additional traumas from childhood or adulthood which can elicit PTS

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, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Pat Love, Ed.D., (yes that is her real surname) has authored/co-authored six books, has written numerous professional publications, and has developed multiple training programs including Love Education™. Her work literally has taken her around the world to help people understand and improve their relationships.
Dr. Pat Love is known for her warmth, humour, and practical, research-based wisdom. Her blog posts, YouTube clipsbookstrainings, workshops, and online courses have made her a popular go-to relationship consultant. Her work has been featured on TV, in cyberspace, and popular magazines, but she’s also a distinguished professor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and long-standing clinical member and approved supervisor in American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Love received her doctor of education in counsellor education from West Virginia University. She was a tenured associate professor at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas for six years before establishing the Austin Family Institute in Austin, Texas. Dr. Love also served as president of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselling.

Today, she continues following her passion to help others through her writing and as a relationship consultant, trainer, and workshop presenter.

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6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

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