Complex Trauma & Addiction III 2019

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Catered lunch on Friday
Day 1:
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 05:00 PM
Day 2:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Rasmuson Hall, Room 101
3416 Seawolf Drive
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

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UAA, Dept. of Human Services & UAA, Rural Health & Health Workforce
Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD, Paula J. Colescott, MD, Alexander von Hafften, MD

Training Overview Description

This conference will provide a deeper look into trauma and addiction, exploring the link between epigenetics and neuroplasticity with the resultant change in physiology, motivation, and behavior. The topic of meaning and purpose in a therapeutic setting will be discussed as an opening to an existential approach to psychotherapy and motivation. The principles of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the violent or suicidal client with co-morbid mental illness and substance use disorders will be examined. Additionally, case studies will highlight the acute and chronic behavioral neurobiology of the stimulant user.

Event-specific Details

Participant will be able to:

  1. Name 3 ways in which motivation changes across the adult life span.
  2. Identify 2 features of an existential approach to psychotherapy and motivation.
  3. Name 2 methods to broach the topic of meaning and purpose in a therapeutic setting.
  4. Explore the role of transcendent experiences in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.
  5. Review the behavioral pharmacology of stimulant use.
  6. Identify the risk of suicide and violence in co-morbid mental illness and substance use disorders.
  7. Understanding the practicalities of epigenetics in the context of neuroplasticity.
  8. Describe the techniques utilized in obtaining a trauma history.
  9. Explain the implications of cognitive impairment in substance use disordered patients.
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Health Care
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government