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Dr. Black is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970's, Dr. Black's work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. She has offered models of intervention and treatment related to family violence, multi-addictions, relapse, anger, depression and women's issues. Dr. Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction and correctional services. She has authored numerous books and educational videos for use with addicted clients and the families affected by addiction. Dr. Black’s latest book is Intimate Treason: Healing the Trauma for Partners Confronting Sex Addiction.
During the program Dr. Black will talk about her work over the past 35 years and discuss with listeners the relationship between trauma in the family and addictive disorders. So often, people think of trauma as an incident or experience; Dr. Black will explain the distinction between what are called “big T” and “little t” traumas focusing specifically on the impact they have on children and the ramifications of the trauma in adult life. Recognizing that people often become addicted to not just substances, but also to behavioral processes, she will help listeners recognize the similarities and distinctions. Dr. Black will also offer direction to the family member still in the throes of being impacted by an active addiction.
Carol Juergensen Sheets is a certified sexual addictions counselor and was trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes who has been instrumental in developing programs and clinical skill sets that promote recovery,
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