Katie O'Brasky, LCSW
Sat, Jan 21|
Healing Trauma in the path to Recovery: Trauma and addiction a Gestalt approach
Winter 2023 Cohort
Time & Location
Jan 21, 8:00 AM PST – Apr 01, 11:00 AM PDT
About the Event
Traumatic childhood and life events shape the way an individual sees himself/herself and the world which has a direct impact on relationships, self-perception, coping skills, self-esteem, etc. Unfortunately, a common and initially effective way of managing the impact of trauma and adjusting to the world is through addictive behaviors. They provide temporary relief and anesthetize emotional and relational pain. The focus of this 6-module training is to provide a deeper understanding on the relationship between addiction and trauma, the role of the nervous system, adverse childhood experiences, polyvagal theory, and the application of this knowledge through the framework of Gestalt Psychotherapy to support healing experiences. This training will focus on teaching a clinical model of treatment for Trauma and addiction though Gestalt perspective to help clients develop their ability to explore the contact boundary and build new experiences that may lead to growth opportunities and recovery.
The training is divided into six 3-hour modules facilitated via zoom. Each module will be a combination of lecture, modeling, and practice.
Module 1: Understanding trauma and addiction from a Gestalt perspective.
Module 2: Assessment and nervous system regulation.
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