Online Course » Addiction and Recovery: Paradoxes of Transformational Change

Course Description:

This class explores Trauma Theory as a potential resolution for long-standing controversies between traditional mental health models of psychopathology and models of addiction pathology and recovery. It also examine the process of healthy development and transformational change for the addicted family in recovery.
Course Objective:

To explore the relevance of trauma theory to addiction

To construct a developmental/trauma model of addiction and recovery

To explore similarities and differences between men and women in their experience of the trauma of active addiction and recovery

To outline the relevance of paradox to understanding transformational change in Recovery

To apply trauma theory, paradox and transformational change to an understanding of the addicted family
Intended Audience:
Psychologists, Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Counselors
Author Bio:
Stephanie Brown, PhD, is an internationally-known clinician, lecturer, researcher, and author in the field of alcoholism. Dr. Brown founded the Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and is especially well known for her pioneering work in the theory and treatment of adult children of alcoholics. She is currently the Consulting Director for The Addictions Institute, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
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