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Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma and Substance Abuse a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
Vancouver, WA
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Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma and Substance Abuse a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
Goal of Training
Clients do not get over or grow out of childhood trauma. These painful experiences, when left unrecognized or untreated, continue to impact clients throughout their lifetime. This training will provide you with insight into what neuroscience and Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) tells us about the association between our clients experiences as children and their struggles as adults. The fundamental cause of addiction in the framework of brain development, stress response, reward pathways, and neuroscience will be explored. Special emphasis will be given to clinical implications for addictions treatment.

Behavioral Objectives
This training will provide participants with the ability to:

Learn the effects of childhood trauma on Stress Response System, Reward Pathway, and Attachment,
Describe the impact of ACEs on adult health and well-being,
Discuss the Polyvagal theory and the clinical implications on addictions treatment,
Differentiate between Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and
Apply Connection skills to enhance recovery and relapse prevention with mental health, addiction, and dual diagnosis clients.

This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programing. Course provides 6 CEU hours for certified and licensed professionals.

 9:00 - 9:10   CDTC Staff Announcements and Introductions
 9:10 - 10:00  Training Overview ~ The 3F System ~ Caregiver Attunement  
10:00 - 10:30  The Unconscious Mind and Development
10:30 - 10:45  Break
10:45 - 12:00  Reward Pathways ~ Adverse Experiences Studies
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15    Effects of Early Childhood Trauma ~ PolyVagal Theory
2:15 - 2:30   Break
2:30 - 4:15   Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery
4:15 - 4:30   CDTC Staff Closing

Trainer provided for by Columbia River Mental Health Services

Jonny Gieber, MS, CADC II, has been an addiction counseling professional for over 35 years. He is currently faculty for the Portland Community College Addiction Counseling Program where he is entering his 31st year of teaching. Jonny also has a private practice and a training business that has been open for over 25 years. He is a recovering person with over 37 years of sobriety.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

6-18S Student $50.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
6-18M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
6-18N Non-Member $75.00

The CDTC Refund/Cancellation Policy:
For full refund, cancellation of attendance must be received by the CDTC at least 3 days prior to the event.

Cancellations made in less than 3 days of the event are subject to a $15 handling charge. Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability or unforeseen circumstances. The CDTC will send out an email announcement to the registration contact and provide an update on our website.

If we are aware of bad weather in the area, the CDTC will extend the full refund deadline to include the morning of the training. The CDTC still must receive notice of cancellation of attendance prior to 10 a.m.

Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own.
Date: June 29th, 2018,  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98665
Please park at 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot


Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment (View)
7700 NE 26th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98665
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Health & Wellness

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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