Addiction and Trauma: What is Takes to Survive

The potential impact of sustained childhood trauma includes fundamental developmental changes that can contribute to less positive and successful life experiences and choices overall. Trauma survivors may be more prone to generalize the traumatic events which can contribute to behavioral patterns that are more negative and maladaptive when viewed through a DSM driven narrative. An alternative view would construe the behaviors borne out of these experiences, as adaptive to the lived experience and the behaviors at issue would then be considered survival adaptations. This workshop will explore traumatic experiences and provide opportunities to reframe behavioral symptoms, including addiction and criminal justice involvement, in a new light.

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
PCB Hours Approved: 
6 hrs
Presenter: 
Marilyn Stein, MEd, CAAP
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