Region 4 Full Day Workshop – Vancouver
Into Oblivion: The Vortex of Trauma and Addiction
Presented by Carrie DeJong MC, RCC
We are in the midst of a crisis with substance misuse and addiction disorders. Every therapist needs a solid foundation for understanding these issues as well as tools to support their clients who seek help.
This workshop provides a brief overview of trauma, the neurophysiological basis of trauma symptoms, and how these symptoms contribute to mood-altering with substances and behaviours. Research including the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study demonstrates the correlation between childhood trauma and addiction.
What you will learn:
We will look at The Vortex Model of Addiction – a model based on neurophysiology that provides a foundation for understanding the complex behavioural, emotional, psychophysiological, and relational patterns of addiction.
It speaks to the tremendous impact trauma has on the development of problematic substance use and addiction disorders. It combines an understanding of how the human nervous system functions with the ways substance use, as well as compulsive behaviours, are used to self-medicate the overwhelming activation resulting from trauma and chronic stress.
The workshop also provides a framework for understanding how various interventions, tools, programs, and resources fit together in supporting individuals to address the impacts trauma has on substance misuse and addiction disorders.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (8:30 AM for registration and networking) Lunch: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM *Please arrange for your own lunch*. Break refreshments included.
Address: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Cost: $35.00 plus GST- NON-REFUNDABLE- This is a BCACC Member only workshop. Registration is non-transferable and not available for resale.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Registration Deadline: November 8, 2019.
Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine Toombs at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
About the Presenter:
Carrie DeJong, MC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years of experience in the fields of addiction and trauma. She brings greater awareness to the impacts trauma and stress have on overall functioning and behaviours, especially the use of mood-altering substances and behaviours to cope. Her therapeutic approach, as well as the Vortex Model of Addiction she developed, is rooted in somatic and neurobiological approaches to trauma and addiction. For further information, please visit www.carriedejong.com.