Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Chronic Self-Defeating Behaviors
Clients who struggle with chronic mental health issues have a difficult time identifying, tolerating, and regulating their feelings. Self-defeating behaviors are often developed in an attempt to escape emotional pain. If mixed with shame/worthlessness, this toxic combination can create cyclical patterns that are difficult to resolve without a clear understanding of the function behind them. This workshop explores the emotional impact of unresolved trauma, suppression, and dissociation. Mrs. Caldwell Engle will review the Adverse Childhood Experience Scale (ACE's) and identify 4 common vari...Read moreables seen in people that struggle with chronic self-defeating patterns and mental illness. She will also describe how to take an emotional inventory to help identify familial patterns of maladaptive emotional expression. Reviews of many different types of self-defeating patterns and case vignettes will be provided for clarity and understanding. "Spectrum of Emotions" will be reviewed to illustrate the effects of self-defeating behaviors on the mind/body feedback loop. Integrative treatment techniques will be provided with time for Q & A. Less...
- Recognize familial patterns of maladaptive emotional expression.
- Identify the role of suppression and dissociation inherent in chronic self-defeating behaviors.
- Redefine shame from a functional perspective.
- Intermediate to Advanced
Saturday, September 09, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Melissa Caldwell Engle, LPC, ATR
Melissa is the co-founder and EVP of clinical programming for Healing Springs Ranch, a residential treatment facility for addictions. She has worked with all behavioral health diagnoses including Depression, Dual-Diagnoses, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Eating Disorders, OCD, Dissociative Disorders, and ALL addictive patterns and diagnoses both on the individual and group level.
11:00-11:05 – Introduction
11:05-11:30 – Review functional vs Behavioral Models
11:30-12:00- What are Trauma and ACE's
12:00-12:30- Forms of Suppression
12:30-12:45 – Break
12:45-1:15 – Forms of Suppression continued
1:15-1:45 – Spectrum of Emotions
1:45-2:05 – Addiction Blueprint and Emotional Inventory
2:05-2:15 – Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
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New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
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New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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