Dr. Brown is an internationally recognized expert on the trauma and the treatment of alcoholics and their families. This powerful class is based on her 35 years experience as a clinician, author, teacher, researcher, and consultant, as well as her own experience with alcoholism and recovery.
Trauma theory provides an important resolution for long-standing controversies between traditional mental health models of psychopathology and change and models of addiction pathology and recovery. We will explore trauma theory and its relevance to addiction and recovery, outlining similarities and differences between women and men.
The class then examines how the process of change involves paradox and radical transformation. Finally, through the lens of a new video, “The Stages of Family Recovery,” we will look at trauma and transformational change for the addicted family in recovery.
The Web Lectures for this class provide 7 Hrs of CE credit
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
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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.