Free NAADAC Webinar
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
This webinar will explore the inter-relationship of childhood attachment deficits and adult behavioral health disorders. Attachment disorders can profoundly affect the undeveloped limbic system of the brain, thus altering normal development and paving the way for later addictive disorders. The neglect and abuse associated with attachment disorders also “hard-wire” the developing brain for later sensitivity to trauma and development of personality disorders.
Content is conceptually based upon the psychological principles of Bowlby, Kohut, Flores and others, combined with treatment principles developed by Pia Mellody and Virginia Satir among many. Neurobiology explanations are derived from Daniel Amen, Carlton Erickson and Cardwell Nuckols. The usefulness of basic screening instruments, such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) survey in diagnosis and treatment will be explored.
We will explore the role of several hormones and neurotransmitters in attachment and trauma, and how they factor into the propensity for persons with addiction to form “treatment romances” in early recovery. The efficacy of the 12-Step Recovery Model, Women for Sobriety and other successful modalities will be examined through the lens of attachment and personality development. We will explore how relapse triggers can be de-fused using these concepts.
- Identify 3 aspects of childhood attachment deficits likely to manifest as substance use disorders in adulthood.
- Explain how successful SUD treatment modalities effectively remediate dysfunctional attachment by offering corrective developmental experiences.
- Be able to apply these ideas as desired, using handout materials provided.
Education is FREE to all professionals
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If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a continuing education (CE) certificate to verify your time spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC Continuing Education Credit.
Michael Bricker, MS, CADC-2, LPC, is the Adult SUD Treatment Program Manager for Lutheran Community Services in Klamath Falls, OR. He specializes in providing trauma-informed care to participants in treatment for methamphetamine and other drugs of abuse. Mike is also a consultant on “dual recovery” from substance use and mental disorders through the STEMSS Institute, and specializes in blending research-based treatment with other Wisdom Traditions. Mike is a seasoned trainer who presents regularly at national conferences, and a member of the NAADAC Speakers Bureau. He has been a clinician, consultant and teacher for over 35 years.
Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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