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Addressing Childhood Trauma’s Link to Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders


Mar 29, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Mar 29, 2019 3:30pm


Credits: None available.

Description

This advanced session addresses the connection between traumatic childhood experiences and substance-related and addictive disorders enumerated in the DSM-5 and beyond. Best practices in clinical diagnosis and treatment are explored. The combination of seminar, case study, and discussion makes the training valuable for students, educators, and clinicians alike. Integrative and trauma-informed treatment protocols are highlighted and give attendees increased knowledge and confidence with clinical implementation.

  • The presentation will impart best practices in the treatment of substance-related and addictive disorders enumerated in the DSM-5. This includes addressing the sequelae of traumatic experiences in childhood as risk factors for clinical diagnosis across a spectrum of substance-related and addictive disorders. The presenter will examine the current research literature on the linkage between adverse childhood events and effective diagnosis and treatment in order to stem the course of these frequently progressive and degenerative disorders. Ethical and diversity considerations are infused throughout all elements of the presentation. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the ACE study and its ongoing relation to substance-related and addictive disorders (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016).
  • The presentation will review appropriate DSM-5 diagnostic, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning practices for clients diagnosed with substance-related and addictive disorders (APA, 2013). This includes all substance-related classifications, gambling disorder, internet gaming disorder, and other potentially linked behavioral addictions (i.e. work, exercise, social media, texting, sex, shopping).
  • Attendees will leave with an understanding of evidence-based practice recommendations for addressing trauma in the holistic treatment planning of substance-related and addictive disorders. Sound diagnostic decision making and appropriate treatment recommendations will be emphasized to benefit a diverse range of clients and their families. This includes prioritizing information regarding best practices in integrative and trauma informed care.

Speaker(s):

  • Shannon Karl, PhD, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Credits

Credits: None available.

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