A helpful discussion about how to make 12-Step work trauma-informed

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  • Course Description

    The 12-Step model is considered tried-and-true, however, practitioners sometimes have difficulty approaching trauma treatment through a 12-step lens. This course gives an overview of a trauma-based approach to healing addiction, and provides helpful framing to illuminate how trauma can impact the thinking, feelings, and behavior that maintains the cycle of addiction. Practical interventions are also discussed.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe three or more ways 12-step treatment can be modified to be more trauma-informed; Describe two or more ways in which rigidly applied application of 12-step principles can inhibit trauma recovery; Describe the ‘both/and’ approach to treating addiction and trauma concurrently


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Trauma and Addiction Recovery Expert

Jamie Marich, PhD

Trauma and Expressive Art Therapy Expert

Jamie Marich, Ph.D. travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Trauma Made Simple, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (Springer Publishing Company, November 2017, with Dr. Stephen Dansiger). Her latest book, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery was released in April 2019. She presents on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice (Mindful Ohio) in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga. Jamie Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), and Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors. Her new book, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation released in 2015 with Skylight Paths Publishing. She is currently working on EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, by Springer Publishing. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma (available on YouTube), and she made her first appearance on the popular Recovery 2.0 Conference. Additionally, NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate.

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