Arizona Trauma Institute

February 8, 2016

Can Lifestyle Generate Trauma Symptoms in Families?

Can Lifestyle Generate Trauma Symptoms in Families? It may be that the label of being a dysfunctional family is over utilized.  The reality is that every human being adapts to the environments that they are in, some of those adaptions or mitigations bring a greater sense of satisfaction than others, […]
June 16, 2016

Who Chooses to Be Dominated in a Relationship?

Occasionally one can hear criticisms and judgments about people that appear reluctant to leave relationships where they are dominated and sometimes abused. Mental health counselors and therapists also feel frustrated very often when dealing with those that they deem as victims in intimate relationships. In a recent training, one such […]
October 7, 2017

Are You Ready To Be A Revolutionary?

Dr. Robert Rhoton’s call to action speech at the 4th Annual Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Forum: For the last 10 years, Phoenix Children’s hospital and the ACE consortium have been striving to increase understanding of the impact of early life adversities in our community.  The consortium has done this largely […]
October 27, 2017

TRAUMADDICTION: Part 1

TraumAddiction: Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma by Eric Gentry, Ph.D, LMHC, CAC, CTS Amy Menna, LCSW Marjie Scofield, MSW  April 1, 2004 TraumAddiction: Safety and Stabilization Erica is an attractive, 30-year-old woman who recently completed a 28-day recovery program for substance abuse.  Erica is a survivor […]
November 2, 2017

TRAUMADDICTION: Part 2

TraumAddiction: Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma by Eric Gentry, Ph.D, LMHC, CAC, CTS Amy Menna, LCSW Marjie Scofield, MSW  April 1, 2004   Arousal Symptoms    Brad feels anxious and decides to smoke a cigarette hoping it will calm his nerves.  He can feel his heart […]
November 6, 2017

TraumAddiction: Part 3

Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma by Eric Gentry, Ph.D, LMHC, CAC, CTS Amy Menna, LCSW Marjie Scofield, MSW  April 1, 2004 Treatment of The Addicted Survivor of Trauma A survivor of trauma is at a significantly greater risk of developing some type of addiction and the […]