Addiction as a form of dissociation
June 26, 2023 2:30pm - 3:00pm
In this lecture, trauma specialist Lou Lebentz suggests that, when working with addiction, we are actually confronted with dissociation continuously. Addiction itself is a dissociative mechanism.
Learning objectives: At the end of this presentation, delegates will be able to:
> Give a description of, and explain to others, the links between trauma, addiction and dissociation
> Explain how how we can help dissolve dissociative protective elements in a safe, embodied and empathetic way
> Implement the above without shutting out any aspect of our clients’ presentations in our trauma-informed treatment approach.