Dying to Connect: Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

10/18/2021 - 10/18/2021
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Live Webinar, Sponsored by TPN; Cost: Free; 1.5 CE clock hours in Diagnosis, Live Webinar

 Addictions counseling has changed drastically over the years as the field has widened to include a merging of theoretical concepts. As the addictions field makes room for a greater, deeper understanding of the addictive phenomenon, continued education changes the way we treat both chemical and behavioral addictions. Understanding the role attachment plays in addictive disorders and the healing power of connection is crucial to the ongoing progress of the ever-evolving addictions field. Ellen will present the concept of how healing attachment deficits through the development of intimate connections creates a path toward more fulfilling lives and healthier relationships.

The modalities have changed and now, the scope of the field itself is changing. Sex and food addictions, gambling and spending, and now even gaming and internet addictions are gaining notoriety as legitimate disorders for addictions counselors to add to the list of issues to address in treatment. Once considered compulsive behaviors, the evidence related to brain changes and genetic vulnerability is growing, but how prepared are we to provide clients who struggle with multiple addictions with the treatment they need? This workshop will help counselors prepare for the changing world of addictions by providing screening tools for identifying process addictions and information related to best treatment practices. Specific strategies for managing and treating multiple addictions in a substance abuse setting will be presented as well as information related to referral sources, specialized training, and educational materials available for various behavioral addictions

The presenter is E

llen E. Elliott, LCAS, LPC, CCS, CSAT, PhD Candidate is the owner and director of Four Directions Counseling & Recovery Center.

This workshop is approved for 1.5 CE clock hours in Diagnosis; no NBCC credits are available for this program.

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