Silent Screaming: Self-Injury & the Journey to Healing

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This 60 minute training will explore the psychology & neurobiology of non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) in relation to thoughts, urges, and behaviors. Internal and interactive regulation will be examined in relation to insecure attachment styles and working with symptom reduction. Attendees will learn to implement a technique to ease and release deep shame in relation to NSSI. Establishing empathic relational fields and evoking innate healing wisdom leads clients to freedom of shame. Continue reading “Silent Screaming: Self-Injury & the Journey to Healing”

Psychedelics 101: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Current Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics for Addictions, PTSD & More.

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This professional development webinar is designed to educate the behavioral health specialist about studies that are currently being explored around the use of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. The unintended consequences of the buzz around psychedelics is that people who suffer from a variety of mental health issues are taking it upon themselves to do their own psychedelic psychotherapy given that these substances are not readily or legally available.

It is important now more than ever for clinicians to have a working knowledge of psychedelics, the latest research and important implications for the general public attempting to address their mental health issues on their own. Continue reading “Psychedelics 101: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Current Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics for Addictions, PTSD & More.”

The TBI and Addiction Conundrum: Clearing the Muddy Water

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This professional development webinar is designed to educate the behavioral health specialist with a primer in treating co-occurring disorders of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance use disorder (SUD).  With similarities in outward (physical) behaviors and (mental) attitudes, differentiating between the two disorders has proven to be a challenge to many treatment providers.

Following this webinar, the clinician will have additional information to better differentiate between the roll of TBI and addictions in client presentation. Continue reading “The TBI and Addiction Conundrum: Clearing the Muddy Water”

Strolling Down Memory Lane: Systemic Constellation Work in Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Addiction is not an individual’s personal and moral failure, nor is it merely a genetic vulnerability or disposition/dis-ease. As the message of Dr. Gabor Maté, proponent of a compassionate, systemic view of addiction goes viral, Systemic Constellation Work offers an opportunity to expand systemic thinking and experience beyond our family of origin.   Continue reading “Strolling Down Memory Lane: Systemic Constellation Work in Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment”

The Spiritual Matrix: An Eclectic and Modern Stage Model of Psycho-Spiritual Development

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This presentation tackles questions that perplex the modern mind and heart, clarifies misunderstandings about spirituality, religion, and why humans do what we do, and makes accessible links between politics, religion, environmentalism, social justice, science, and the ethereal realm of the Divine. Continue reading “The Spiritual Matrix: An Eclectic and Modern Stage Model of Psycho-Spiritual Development”

Walking the Tightrope of Chronic Pain and Addiction

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

A major focus of this presentation will center on identification and effective intervention and treatment of prescription drug abuse for chronic pain patients. This will be accomplished in part by discussing how to identify the most common prescription drugs of abuse, and the importance of developing a synergistic treatment plan. Continue reading “Walking the Tightrope of Chronic Pain and Addiction”

Recovery Essentials: Releasing Resentments and Developing the Observer

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This webinar will cover the impact of resentments, provide participants with a resentment assessment, and offer an unusual perspective on the purpose of emotions. Gretchen will also discuss why the Observer Self is so critical in the recovery process and its correlation with self-compassion. Continue reading “Recovery Essentials: Releasing Resentments and Developing the Observer”

Cohesive Family Engagement

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This workshop will explore the family systems roles in addiction treatment. We will discuss how best to overcome barriers to family engagement and the power associated with it for early and long term recovery.

We will also provide an overview of family systems theory with a discussion on how it can best be applied in addiction and mental health treatment settings. Continue reading “Cohesive Family Engagement”