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Continuing Education Event – Building Strength and Resiliency for Individuals with Substance Use Disorder and Others with Trauma – Lancaster, PA – 10/11/2019

Date & Time

Friday, October 11, 2019 9:00 am

Ends at 12:30 PM


Liberty Place

313 W Liberty Street

In the old-style addiction treatment approach: When a client has experienced trauma, we go directly for the details, or we don’t discuss the trauma at all, fearing that any investigation of trauma will contribute to relapse into addiction. The new-style approach recommends something different: we acknowledge that the individual with substance use disorder is bringing trauma to the counseling space but rather go for health, strength building and resilience.

This second approach not only keeps the client from being emotionally overwhelmed but also strengthens the trauma survivor to be able to move forward in recovery. In this workshop, led by Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP, we will explore the basic prescriptive roles of the Therapeutic Spiral Model, an action model that adapts classic psychodrama for greater safety for trauma survivors, and show how these roles can be adapted in working with recovering individuals and others in various settings.

In this workshop, you will learn:
■ The definition of trauma from a role perspective.
■ The three categories of strengths that survivors of trauma need to integrate to move forward in their recovery and healing.
■ How to support our clients in recognizing and integrating strengths with language, props and simple action methods including safe role play.

Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP
Psychotherapist, trainer and consultant in private practice in Lancaster, Pa.
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, is a psychotherapist, trainer and consultant in private practice in Lancaster, Pa. She employs traditional, contemporary and alternative models to work with people and groups to solve problems, make decisions, expand creativity and find inner peace.
Karen has particular interest and experience in personal, social and inter-generational trauma; addiction; family relationships; and social change.
She has presented at local, state and national conferences and conducts a monthly training program on experiential methods offering CE and psychodrama credits as part of her private practice.

This course is eligible for 3 free CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama hours. If you wish, you will receive a form that you can complete and mail for PCB addiction credits; there is a $10 fee to pay to PCB.

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