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Recorded on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Oppressed racial and cultural groups are at greater risk of addiction, mental health problems, suicide, and self-destructive behavior. In addition, the same groups are more likely to engage in violence or become victims of violence. The presenter's global research confirms the findings of previous studies conducted in the United States related to internalized rage resulting from transgenerational unresolved grief and trauma. This workshop will explore this phenomenon and the adaptive mechanisms and collective efforts intent on fostering resilience. Participants will learn strategies for approaching the underlying anger experienced by members of oppressed groups that struggle with addiction and ways to strengthen the protective factors that increase resilience and recovery.


Ellen Elliot, PhD, LCAS, LCMHC, CSAT, is a Psychotherapist who has worked in the mental health field for 30 years. Elliott is licensed in North Carolina as an Addictions Specialist, a Professional Mental Health Counselor, a Clinical Supervisor for Counselors, and a nationally-certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She has degrees in Addictions Counseling and Social Work, as well as a Doctorate in Counseling and Human Development. As a lifelong lover of learning and culture, she is especially interested in the presentation of trauma in Western and non-Western countries. Elliott teaches and provides counseling in various areas, including addictions, sexual issues, trauma, childhood abuse, intimacy and attachment, and relationships.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to define and understand the underlying rage related to transgenerational oppression.
  • Participants will be able to describe the connection between internalized rage and addiction.
  • Participants will be able to identify strategies for approaching anger and strengthening resilience among members of oppressed groups.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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This course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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