Trauma & the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Enhancing Recovery
Total CE Credit Hours: 7
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101918
About the Course:
Criticism of 12-step recovery is nothing new; however, 12-step programs are increasingly getting a bad rap for being too “one size fits all,” or not applicable to individuals struggling with issues beyond the scope of simple alcoholism or addiction, especially issues surrounding traumatic stress. Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery takes the posture that there is nothing wrong with using 12-step recovery principles in treatment or in continuing care with individuals who are affected by trauma-related issues. However, this book also explains how rigid application of 12-step principles can do more harm than good for a traumatized person, and that learning some simple accommodations based on the latest knowledge of traumatic stress can enhance the 12-step recovery experiences for trauma survivors. Written for professionals, sponsors, and those in a position to reach out and help recovering addicts, the user-friendly language in this book will teach you how to unify the traditional knowledge of 12-step recovery with the latest findings on healing trauma.
2012, First Edition
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, addiction counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about enhancing the 12-step recovery process. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.
To define both trauma (in a broad sense) and the DSM diagnosis of PTSD
To explain how untreated trauma and/or PTSD can be a risk factor in addiction relapse
To describe the concepts of trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed addiction recovery
To integrate trauma-sensitive/trauma-informed approaches into 12-step facilitation
activities as a helping professional and/or 12-step sponsor
To identify which elements of traditional 12-step recovery programs or treatment
programs based in 12-step philosophy are most helpful for survivors of trauma
To practice 12-step facilitation activities, either as a professional or as a sponsor, in an
increasingly person-centered manner
To develop integrated, trauma-sensitive treatment plans within traditional 12-step
To assess which activities and modalities are optimal for helping an addicted survivor of
trauma reprocessing traumatic memories
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