The memory of trauma is often suppressed through excessive use of drugs or alcohol. However, this pain-filled inner world will eventually reveal itself when life becomes unmanageable.
A group of nationally acclaimed clinicians will track trauma developing from the womb beginning with neonatal abstinence. The Office of Children’s Services will describe their parameters guiding family intervention when parents are addicted.
The changes seen on fMRI in the adult brains of those who have experienced childhood trauma is then presented.
Essential insights and foundational truths about wounds, healing, and healers as depicted in stories from classical antiquity, Jewish and Christian holy days, and Native American ceremonies are introduced.
Finally, the trauma of professional training with its practice of self-neglect as a recipe for addiction is explored.
After completion of the symposium, participants will:
1. Be familiar with Neonatal Withdrawal.
2. Describe the interventions of Office of Children Services (OCS0) in drug dependent mothers.
3. Identify the risk of professionals for developing substance dependence.
4. Discuss the long-term brain changes as seen on fMRI, persisting years after childhood trauma.
5. Describe brain changes that occur in the setting of substance dependence.
6. Discuss trauma healing from a philosophical perspective.
7. Conceptualize impact of complex trauma on historically traumatized groups including indigenous populations.
8. Become familiar with empirical interventions that address the phenomenon of PTSD informed by a rich literature base from the military experience.
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Participants seeking CE credits should check with their respective State Boards to confirm acceptance of these credits.