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Treating Adult children of Parents with Substance Use Disorders

May 25, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Instructor: Aja Harrison, MSW

Adult Children Of People with Addictions (ACOPA) may be a challenging group for some Clinicians to work with.  Sometimes they present with entrenched defense mechanisms, untreated complex trauma, maladaptive behaviors, emotional fragility (sometimes volatility), and at times behaviors usually attributed to addiction.  These client’s may at times present with a lack of life and coping skills, a lack of trust in their own intuitive process, and a poor sense of self-esteem.  At times they may enter into therapy indicating struggles with trust and difficulties creating meaningful relationships; often not making connections between their current struggles and their childhood experiences. This course is designed to address assessment & identification of Adult Children Of People with Addictions (ACOPA).  We will explore statistics (regarding prevalence), use client case studies to reinforce assessment & treatment, identify common characteristics, explore common associated diagnoses, review treatment recommendations and share resources to continue the learning.  We will also reinforce Practitioner self-care options to decrease compassion fatigue & burn-out. 

CE Credits: 3


May 25
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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