Trauma and Addiction – LIVE WEBINAR

Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 – Friday, Nov 6, 2020

8:30am – 4:30pm

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

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Course Description

Explore the basics of trauma in development and presentation of behaviors, especially addiction. Motivation and meaning of behaviors will be explored and defined. Attendees will receive a thorough overview including types of compulsions and addictions, biology and predisposition to addiction, and culture of addiction and treatment. Fundamental information regarding how substances and their long-and short term effects help people deal with trauma symptoms. The discussion will also look at what is currently the typical assessment and treatment process, and how it can be more trauma sensitive.


  1. Participants will learn about the importance and need for Health Literacy for individuals, families, communities, and behavioral health providers.
  2. Participants will learn about AWARENESS OF HIGH RISK GROUPS AND TX DISPARITY, and the impact of advocacy
  4. Participants will learn about THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ADDICTION, MEDICAL & Mental Health problems that may result.
  5. Participants will learn the Active Ingredient Approach to treatment PTSD – The structure of treatment delivery
  6. Participants will learn strategies for delivering psychoeducation about trauma to individuals and families.
  7. Participants will learn about the use and selected of assessment instrument for trauma and addiction.
  8. Participants will learn what Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) entails, and the benefits and risk to individuals.
  9. Participants will learn how recovery from trauma and addiction can impact the individual, family, and community.
  10. Participants will learn about SAMSHA’s Behavioral Health – Evidence-Based Treatment and Recovery Practices for Trauma and Addiction.
  11. Participants will learn about Trauma-Informed Approaches for the treatment of Trauma and Addiction that address culture and diversity.
  12. Participants will learn about Trauma and Addiction research and some of the uses of technology in the delivery of treatment interventions.


  1. Participants will be able explain the importance of Health literacy, identify three domains of Health Literacy, identify three levels of Health literacy, explain how Health Literacy is assessed, and the role of a Healthcare Navigator.
  2. Participants will identify HIGH RISK individuals for Substance Use Disorders and Trauma, and treatment disparities, and explore strategies to pursue social justice.
  3. Participants will identify 3 significant events in history that affected drug use and policies in AMERICA.
  4. Participants will identify the harmful BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL effects of addiction on the individual, family, community, and society at larger.
  5. Participants will demonstrate understanding of how to use the Active Ingredient Approach to treatment of PTSD, and the structure of treatment by identifying the 4 stages, and method of application via case examples.
  6. Participant will demonstrate via case discussion and or role play appropriate delivery of psychoeducation about trauma.
  7. Participant will I identify and select relevant assessment instrument to administer to trauma and addiction patients in the assessment process.
  8. Participants will identify three medications used in the treatment of addiction, and where MAT is available, and the decision process to determine appropriate use of MAT for and individual.
  9. 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.
  10. Participants will identify Evidence-Based Treatment interventions for Substance Use Disorders, and for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
  11. Participants will be able to identify strategies and interventions that are appropriate for use with culturally diverse populations.
  12. Participants will be able to understand and identify research examining the use of technology in the use of treatment interventions.

This training meets the educational requirements to apply for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Addiction (CCTS-A) certification available through the Trauma Institute International.

CE Credits

Credits listed below are for full attendance of the live webinar.  After attendance has been verified, attendees will receive an email from Arizona Trauma Institute with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week.  This email will contain a link to complete the evaluation.  Once the evaluation is complete you will receive a second email containing the certificate of completion.

CE Hours Awarded: 12

Please note that you must participate in the Live Webinar on a computer or laptop, NOT a phone. The system keeps track of each person attending the Live Webinar and how long they attended. Your attendance cannot be tracked on a phone, so it will appear that you did not attend, thus, you would not be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. In addition, you must attend for the duration of the Live Webinar to receive your Certificate of Completion.

Course Presenter Gordon Gray II, MC, LISAC, NCC

Gordon Gray II is the Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with Copper Sands, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona. Gordon is an Arizona native with over 25 years of experience in the substance abuse/mental health field. Gordon holds a Master of Counseling from the University of Phoenix and is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Gordon recently completed his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation through Ottawa University. Gordon has experience with adolescents, young adults, and adults. He has worked for the City of Phoenix Human Services Department, CLTatum & Associates, the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, and Unhooked at the Heights Residential Treatment Center. Gordon has provided leadership to the Arizona Counselors Association, serves as a Counselor Educator with Ottawa University, served as the Chair of the LGBTQ Consortium of Maricopa County, is active with the LGBTQ/Gender and Sexual Minority State Advisory Board, and volunteers with OneNTen Youth Programs in Phoenix. Gordon has a passion for motivating individuals wanting to live a sober life. In his free time, Gordon spends time with his family and close friends. Gordon enjoys swimming, SCUBA, and cooking.

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Event Fees

$ 119.00