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Webinar: Treating Individuals Living with Complex Trauma and Substance Use Disorders
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Webinar: Treating Individuals Living with Complex Trauma and Substance Use Disorders

This webinar will explore the cyclical relationship between complex trauma and substance use disorders, including administrative considerations and clinical implications.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/13/2018
When: 12/13/2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Susie Kowalsky, MA, LCPC
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196

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Individuals who have experienced ongoing, interpersonal trauma are at an increased risk of developing substance use disorders. The experience of chronic exposure to trauma disrupts emotional self-regulation capacities, skews patterns of attachment, and impairs individuals’ ability to discern safety from danger. With a lack of adequate caregiving, individuals may use substances to manage traumatic symptoms and situations. Experiencing repeated traumatic events and engaging in substance use to cope can compound the neuropsychological effects of each. Complex trauma is a risk factor for substance use disorders; at the same time, an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol increases the likelihood of re-traumatization and often exacerbates the impact of traumatic events. This webinar will explore the cyclical relationship between complex trauma and substance use disorders, including administrative considerations and clinical implications.

Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Presented by:
Susie Kowalsky, MA, LCPC is Co-Owner/Founder of Roots Counseling & Training Solutions. Susie has conducted regional and national trainings for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on trauma-informed care, trauma therapy, harm reduction, integrated co-occurring treatment, motivational interviewing, and evidence-based clinical interventions. She also provides case consultation and supervision toward licensure. Susie has ten years of direct clinical experience, working to address issues related to complex trauma, dissociative disorders, substance use, serious and persistent mental illness, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and sexual health, chronic health conditions, multiple co-morbidities, and systemic oppression. Susie received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has worked for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG), Evergreen Psychotherapy Center: Attachment Treatment & Training Institute, and is currently the Team Leader for Thresholds’ Substance Use Treatment program in Chicago, Illinois.

 
CEUs:
2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #001-A
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676