How do we help people in therapy whose old ghosts lurk beneath the current challenges of addictions, compulsions and self-sabotage? Survivors of traumatic experience, neglect, and loss often develop patterns of addiction, compulsive behavior, and self-sabotage. Their attempts to mediate chronic distress and loneliness generate new cycles of self-harm, impacting their biochemistry, cognitive functioning and relational connectedness. Too often, this person becomes a "hot potato," shuttled back and forth among frustrated clinicians, addiction specialists, psychopharmacology experts, medical personnel, and alternative healers. Those seeking treatment and helpers alike become increasingly helpless and hopeless.
This presentation offers new assessment tools and successful intervention strategies to address the complications of co-occurring disorders. Participants will learn how to integrate their current skills and perspectives with new constructs and intervention tools designed to address the problems generated by complex trauma, loss and childhood neglect. Participants will be enabled to develop new intervention plans to use with very challenging clients. The seminar will introduce participants to the ATRIUM model, a cognitive behavioral and relational approach to addiction and trauma recovery, and the ARC model for working with relationship problems. Participants will also learn new methods to enhance their own resilience in response to demanding treatment challenges.
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1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
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GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
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Dusty Miller, EdD is a psychologist, consultant, and writer. She is the Director of the ATRIUM institute in Belchertown, Massachusetts and the author of the pioneering book for therapists and consumers on self harm and trauma, Women Who Hurt Themselves (1994; Tenth Anniversary Edition, 2005). Dr. Miller's other books include:
She is also the author of numerous journal articles on addictions and trauma, including featured articles in Psychiatric Quarterly and Psychotherapy Networker.
Dusty Miller's approach to addictions, compulsions, and self-sabotage has been successfully implemented in a variety of settings, including community centers, hospitals, outpatient clinics, correctional systems, and private practice. Dr. Miller provides training in the U.S. and Canada in trauma and addiction programs. Dr. Miller's presentations have been hosted by The Hazelden Foundation, The Renfrew Center Foundation conferences, The Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, The New England Institute for Learning Seminars (Cape Cod & Santa Fe), and Leading Edge Seminars.