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Conference: Longitudinal Progression of Complex Trauma & Addiction: Case Studies & Intervention

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Up to 11 CEs!

About the Conference:
The conference will spotlight case studies highlighting
the necessity of a multi-disciplinary approach in
addressing the complexity of trauma combined with

Addiction has been defined as a primary, chronic
disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and
related circuitry. A series of case studies will highlight
the dysfunction in these circuits over time, leading to
the characteristic biological, psychological, social and
spiritual manifestations.

Presenters will address the science which explains
clients’ inability to abstain, with remedies which
enhance will power. Speakers will define the essential
sequential shifts in thinking patterns that with
repetition result in addiction. The conference speakers
will discuss interventions addressing the addicts’
dysfunctional emotional and behavioral responses
impacting their interpersonal relationships.


Conference Registration
Pricing Details:
$100 Conference only
$125 Conference and Dinner presentation
$25 Dinner Presentation only

Limited scholarships available thanks to sponsorship by Recover Alaska. Please contact Jo Ann Jo Ann Bartley <> if you'd like to request a scholarship. 

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Registration Assistance Provided by:
UAA Alaska Center for Rural Health and
Health Workforce - Alaska’s AHEC
3211 Providence Dr BOC 3-250
Anchorage, AK 99515-4614
Pat Sammartino 907-786-6589
Continuing Education Credits
Psychologist: UAA Center for


Behavioral Health Research & Services
(CBHRS) is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor
continuing education for psychologists.
CBHRS maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. The activity has been
approved for up to 11 APA credits.
Social Worker: This program has been approved
by the National Association of Social Workers-
Alaska Chapter for 9.25 social work clock hours in
Substance Abuse Training per approval certificate
#OA081817-014 AK
Physician: This activity has been planned and
implemented in accordance with the accreditation
requirements of the Washington State Medical
Association. Providence Health System is accredited
by the WSMA to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
Providence Health System designates this live
activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category
1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity.
Participants should check with their respective State
Boards to confirm acceptance of these credits.

Objectives of the Conference
After completion of the symposium, participants will
be better able to:
1. Name a structure in the brain involved in social
exclusion/social pain and its relationship to addiction.
2. Summarize common tactics utilized to justify
continued substance use.
3. Illustrate how literature can be a tool in
understanding maladaptive patterns of behavior.
4. Describe cognitive shifts that lead to addiction and
are involved in recovery.
5. Define the key federal and state laws governing
child protection practices.
6. Cite two examples of the way addiction and
attachment disorders mirror and mask one another.
7. Compare and contrast the efficacy of methadone,
buprenorphine and naltrexone in the treatment of
heroin addiction.


Sponsored by the UAA Department of Human Services, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, NDTC, and Elements Behavioral Health.

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