K04 – Unspoken Legacy: Reverberations of Trauma in the Addictive Family

08 Dec 2018
12:45 - 13:45

K04 – Unspoken Legacy: Reverberations of Trauma in the Addictive Family

All Levels

When people think of trauma they often think of acute dramatic situations such as a natural disaster or car accident. Yet the majority of people who experience trauma experience a more subtle and chronic form that exists within their own family. Beginning with a genogram, Claudia will give a portrait of addiction in the family, offering an overlay of how adverse child experiences, emotional abandonment and blatant violence are the foundation of emotional dysregulation fueling traumatic responses. Co-occurring disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to multi-addictive disorders will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify how the trauma responses to flight, fight and freeze become acted out in the family impacted by addiction
  2. Delineate the more blatant (Big T) and the more subtle (small t) traumas in the addicted family
  3. Describe emotional dysregulation from a neuroscience perspective