For decades counselors have recognized that individuals who grow up in neglectful and traumatizing family systems develop attachment styles that promote personal safety, while inhibiting emotional and social development. Patients in addiction treatment programs who struggle in these two areas will often fail to meet recovery milestones and appear resistant or unmotivated.
It is for this reason that addiction professionals must understand the relationship between attachment and developmental trauma. They must also know how these issues inhibit the therapeutic relationship and what interventions are needed to assist patients to successfully engage in treatment.
Join this webinar and learn how childhood neglect and trauma influence neurobiology, affect regulation and adult relationship development. You will also learn about the importance of pace when building a therapeutic relationship, and how to identify individual and group interventions that can maximize treatment outcomes.
- Discuss the impact of early childhood neglect and trauma on neurobiology, affect regulation, and adult relationship development.
- Assess the impact of avoidant attachment style on establishment of the therapeutic relationship and identify methods for balancing patient/therapist relationship needs in each phase of treatment.
- Identify group and individual interventions to address attachment struggles in early, middle, and late stages of therapy.
The Association for the Addiction Professionals - NAADAC
This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.