A Cognitive Approach to Trauma and Addictions

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Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.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.

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 ground 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 3-hour online workshop 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.

Virtual Conference Format

  • 9 Internationally Renown Experts
  • 18, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
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Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. Groups do not need to attend the same courses to qualify for the group rate, each group member must attend a minimum of 6 courses. For group rates please contact webinars@jackhirose.com


The Relationship Between Trauma and Addiction

  • The neurobiology of Trauma and addiction
  • The role of defectiveness schemas and and shame
  • Reciprocal nature of the relationship

A Cognitive Approach

  • Psychoeducation
  • Early Maladaptive Schemas and their Association with Trauma and Addiction
  • Behavioural Pattern Breaking
  • Exposure Based Work

CBT for Addictive Behaviour Disorders

  • Addiction conceptualization
  • Enhancing Motivation
  • Identifying Functions of Usage
  • Complex Chain Analysis
  • Challenging motivations and Development of Alternative Coping Skills
  • Cue cards and coping cards
  • Addict Letters
  • Managing Urges

Psychoeducation and Skills Training

  • Standard CBT Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills

Cognitive – Behavioural Chain Analysis

  • Breaking destructive behavioural cycles
  • Cognitive cue cards
  • Behavioural coping cards

Trauma and PTSD

  • 3 Stages of Treatment
  • Psychoeducation and obtaining Informed Consent
  • Grounding Exercises, Soothing Strategies, and Distraction Techniques
  • Trauma Narrative Work
  • Nightmare Rescripting and Imagery Rehearsal Therapy
  • Restructuring Cognitions Related to Guilt and Shame
  • Addressing Moral Injury
  • Silver Lining Technique, Resilience Amplification, and other Post-Traumatic Growth
  1. Gain a better understanding of the relationship between trauma and addiction
  2. Understand the role in early maladaptive schemas in maintaining behavioural styles that keep these clients stuck
  3. Learn behavioural pattern-breaking tools for breaking lifelong patterns of behaviour
  4. Equip with soothing, grounding, and other de-escalation skills for helping prepare clients face traumatic memories
  5. Conduct complex chain analysis to facilitate development of client impulse control
  6. Understand how to help clients write trauma narratives, rescript nightmares and promote post-traumatic growth necessary for whole person recovery

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.

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D is a speaker, trainer, and 3-time best-selling author who has devoted the past 20 years to advancing his expertise in cognitive approaches to dealing with personality dysfunction. He has developed and directed treatment programs in psychiatric hospitals and clinics for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, OCD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the course of 15 years, he and his staff have treated over 500 patients with BPD in particular.

Dr. Riggenbach has trained clinicians on treating BPD in all 50 United States, and is on faculty with educational institutes in Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa. His popular toolbox series, including the award-winning The Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide for Regulating Emotions, has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. Jeff is a diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a certified cognitive therapist, and most importantly, has worked personally with hundreds of clients with BPD in both individual and group settings.

In addition to his clinical trainings, Jeff has discovered that organizations can have personality disorders as well, and does workplace and school-based trainings on “Disarming High Conflict Personalities.”

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment
1 Course Enrollment $135.00N/A
2 Course Enrollment$249.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$449.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$649.00N/A
Full-Time Student Rates
2 Course Enrollment$199.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$359.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$519.00N/A
Group 3 - 7 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$229.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$429.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$629.00N/A
Group 8 - 14 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$209.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$409.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$609.00N/A
Group 15+ Rates
2 Course Enrollment$189.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$389.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits