Trauma and Substance Use 

6 CEs for ACCBO and CADC Counselors


Purpose: To Raise Visibility and Competency In the Treatment of Trauma in Addressing Addiction

Presenters:  Clare E Steffen, Ed.D., ND, CNHP, CMH, NCC, BCC, CADCII, ICADC

DayStar Education

205 N Vancouver Ave.

Portland, OR 97227

Phone: 503.234.1215



On-site, allow time to find space

Date & Time: Friday, September 1, 2017 9 am- 4 pm

Cost: $90.00

Clare E Steffen, Ed.D., ND, CADCII, ICADC, NCC, BCC  

Trauma and Substance Use - 6 hours - $90
This one day workshop will focus on identifying the biology of addiction and trauma as well as learning to categorize clinical symptoms that present with each. Participants will explore evidence based practices designed to deal with the difficulty of maintaining sobriety and the healing of traumatic memories.

Seminar Goals: 

  • To apply principles of advocacy in AOD treatment
  • To examine an inclusive model in the treatment of trauma
  • To improve counselor skills in addressing trauma in AOD treatment
  • To learn how to develop trauma-informed and sensitive therapies.


Workshop Objectives: 


  • To learn how to address racial and intergenerational trauma in AOD treatment
  • To introduce cognitions of choice as a model for healing trauma
  • To provide a model for healing

Six Steps to Providing Trauma-Sensitive Treatment:

1) To connect choice and identify post-traumatic growth

2)  Respect the advancements in neuroscience and

apply a brain/mind-behavioral relationship approach

in treatment

3) Initiate the "The Mending" of trauma

4) Offer the development of choice as a philosophy for living

5) Address the gaps in service delivery

6) Provide trauma-sensitive/informed treatment