Addiction as a Response to Multi-Generational Trauma
Professional training with CE credits
We know that addiction “runs” in families. Now we are learning more about how addiction is frequently a response to multi-generational trauma and how we can treat addiction more effectively and deeply with tools to address multi-generational trauma.
In this experiential workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will explore the interplay of trauma within past generations and how it impacts anxiety, trauma and addiction in the present generation. The material is applicable to addictions of all kinds, including alcohol, prescription and street drugs, nicotine, sugar, pornography, hoarding, gambling, overworking and spending.
The very nature of addiction means that addicts are out of balance in mind, body and spirit. They have lost trust within their bodies and their bodies seemingly have betrayed them. The nervous system has been overwhelmed and the brain’s neurobiology has been distorted.
Special emphasis will focus on the emerging healing process of Family Constellations, which is beginning to make inroads in addiction treatment in the United States, although it is highly popular around the world.
Tapping into a “knowing field” that surrounds each family system allows the client and volunteer representatives to explore this living phenomenon. The client gains a unique perspective to make new choices or follow not-before-seen pathways, as he or she begins to Family Constellations occur with compassion, love and a movement towards balance.
In this training workshop, you will learn:
The fee for this training workshop is $85 if registered by Sept. 10 and $105 after. The tuition includes the training day; CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors; psychodrama credit hours toward psychodrama certification; handouts; and healthy snacks.
This training day is suitable for:
Mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, addiction counselors, physicians and other medical professionals, personal and wellness coaches, educators, clergy, community and social activists, alternative health practitioners and others interested in experiential methods.
Participants will have the option to address personal issues in a supportive and confidential setting, as well as bring past or present client cases forward for supervision.
You may register in one of two ways:
A selection of Karen’s books, including “Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders” and “Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods: Beyond the Silence and the Fury,” will be available for sale.
At a glance
What Addiction as a Response to Multi-Generational Trauma
When 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, 2018
Where 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Instructor Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP
CE credits Six credits for social workers, marriage and therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits
Tuition $85 before Sept. 10, $105 after
How to register
Early registration is recommended.
Liberty Place is located at 313 W. Liberty St, Lancaster, Pa. , with convenient free parking across the street. The building is located six blocks from the Lancaster Amtrak station and is accessible from Routes 501, 272, 72, 30, 222 and 283. You will be provided with the room number of the gathering when you register.