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Trauma and Addiction

March 18 @ 8:30 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm MST



Training Description

Discover the profound connection between trauma and addiction in our transformative training course! This class will equip you with vital insights and skills that are indispensable for anyone working in the field of addiction treatment and recovery. Here’s why this class is a game-changer:

? Trauma Unveiled: Gain a profound understanding of trauma, exploring how it’s intricately created and stored in the brain, body, and nervous system. Unearth the roots of trauma and learn how to address them effectively.

? Understanding Coping Mechanisms: Delve into the intricate relationship between substances and their short- and long-term effects as they serve as coping mechanisms for trauma. Explore the complexities of addiction and recovery and acquire tools to make a meaningful impact.

? Motivation and Meaning: Unlock the motivations and meanings behind addictive behaviors. Learn how to guide individuals towards a path of recovery and healing, shedding light on their journey to a healthier life.

? Comprehending Compulsions: Explore various types of compulsions and addictions, and dive into the biology and predisposition to addiction. This comprehensive knowledge will empower you to provide the most effective treatment and support.

? A Shift in Perspective: Move from a pathogenic approach of treating addiction to a salutogenic approach. Embrace a more holistic, positive, and health-focused approach to healing, ensuring long- lasting change.

? Cultural Competency: Understand the culture of addiction and treatment to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Equip yourself with the tools to enhance trauma-informed delivery, promoting healing in every client.

? Cutting-Edge Insights: Stay at the forefront of the field with current assessment tools and treatment processes. Gain invaluable direction on how to enhance your practice and make a real difference in addiction treatment.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of trauma and addiction and become a beacon of hope for those on their journey to recovery. Join our Trauma and Addiction class and become a catalyst for transformation!

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will demonstrate an enhanced focus on self-regulation and engage in practice of self-regulation tools to be utilized for nervous system regulation.
  2. Participants will demonstrate understanding of polyvagal theory and explore how co-regulation, neuroception, and interoception serve to support Trauma addiction treatment.
  3. Participants will discuss how trauma is reflective of changes in the brain, nervous system and body and examine how the threat response system changes the chemistry of the body thus impacting thinking, feeling, and behaving.
  4. Participants will review Adverse Childhood Experiences data and understand impact of ACEs on health outcomes and adaptive/mitigating behaviors through creation of procedural memory.
  5. Participants will be able to explain how to support resiliency and competency in recovery from trauma and addiction, and how to support resiliency and competency via treatment delivery and assessment.
  6. Participants will identify evidence-based treatment interventions for substance use disorders/addiction and co-occurring disorders and explore use of active ingredients approach for trauma healing.
  7. Participants will understand cultural humility and cultural competency with expanded ability to offer services to diverse and minority populations through trauma informed and inclusive treatment approaches.
  8. Participants will differentiate between Salutogenic and Pathogenic approaches to treatment and utilize case studies to gain a better understanding of positive treatment outcomes using Salutogenic model.
  9. Additionally, many of the topics being taught would require supervision and/or mentorship is not included in this course.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized scope of expertise or license of professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

Additionally, many of the topics being taught would require supervision and/or mentorship is not included in this course.

CE Credits

Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live training.  Attendees will sign in upon arrival and after lunch.  At the end of the training, attendees will be given an evaluation to complete.  After completing the evaluation attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.

Arizona Trauma Institute does not issue partial certificates of completion.

NOTE: Credits do not include time for breaks or lunch.

Arizona Trauma Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6677. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Trauma Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CE Hours Awarded: 12 

Registration button is located at the bottom of the page.

*The pricing is effective until 3/31/2024, after which it may be adjusted. Courses purchased before this date will maintain their initial pricing.

Presenter- Lindsay Rothschild, LCSW, CCTP, SAP, RYT 200

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Substance Abuse Professional, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lindsay Rothschild is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working in the field of behavioral health. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social work at Arizona State University in 2011 and currently specializes in treating complex trauma and addiction through a Salutogenic lens.

Through her extensive work in acute care settings, Lindsay has come to understand the impact of trauma on the mind, body and soul.  Her commitment to the Salutogenic approach led her to deep dive into the exploration of holistic practices that compliment traditional psychotherapy. Lindsay studied Holistic Nutrition at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2018 and went on to study Trauma Informed Yoga at the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute in 2019.  Lindsay is certified in the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method™ and is also a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.  Lindsay most recently completed training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) through the Psychedelic Coalition for Health and EMDR Therapy training through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. As a leader in the trauma informed mission and mindset, Lindsay openly shares about her own journey navigating trauma and addiction on the path to rediscovering her authentic self.

Lindsay partners with the Arizona Trauma Institute to facilitate trainings for mental health professionals, healers and educators in the community in an effort to promote awareness around Trauma Informed Care and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Lindsay is the owner of Roots to Rise, PLLC in Tempe, Arizona where she provides somatic psychotherapy, supervision, trauma informed yoga groups, EMDR therapy and substance abuse professional services.  She is also the Clinical Director at Seven Arrows Recovery Center in Elfrida, Arizona. Lindsay describes herself as having a wild and free spirit, an open heart and a belief that all humans have the capacity for transformation and growth.


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