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IITAP has created training programs on how to deal with specific issues clients may be experiencing. These issues need tactics that can differ from traditional techniques. IITAP has recognized some of the more prevalent issues and created training’s to help you, help your clients with these issues.
Chemical Dependency Training
Research has shown that breaking the steps of recovery into well-defined tasks makes leaving the addictive life easier. By combining, individual therapy and Twelve Step support groups, the process of overcoming addiction is possible. This particular CMAT® training provides the format for addiction treatment professionals to integrate the 30 task model, developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, into their practices. By developing a greater understanding of the interaction between trauma and brain science, therapists can better serve their clients.
The objectives of the training are:
Facilitated by: Christopher O’Reilly and Jackson Sousa
Financial and Work Disorders Training
This training workshop will enable clinicians to identify, assess, and treat financial and work disorders. Theories of cognitive and family systems psychology are woven together with behavioral economics and the neurobiology of decision making to create case conceptualizations of compulsive spenders, debtors, workaholics, under-earners, gamblers, and the like.
Facilitated by: Bonnie DenDooven, MC, LAC
Karpman (Drama) Triangle
The Karpman Triangle is a familiar relationship dynamic that most clinicians see their clients engage in. The three roles – victim/martyr, perpetrator/offender and rescuer/enabler – are extremely common in those affected by chemical and behavioral addictions. This training shows clinicians an experiential method of applying the Karpman Triangle with the addict, partner, coupleship, and family. Educating clients on the roles by having them physically stand in the triangle formation and shift from role to role when processing specific events or feelings assists individuals in visualizing the impact of words and behaviors on others, experiencing the emotions of others, and learning to truly see impactful they are. In turn, therapists learn how to provide direction on the importance of being accountable, help clients look for options and learn to negotiate. Clinicians will leave with an extensive set of tools to help their clients decrease conflicts in their relationships.
Facilitated by: Kevin Skinner
Mindfulness in Recovery
The Mindfulness in Recovery Workshop is an excellent resource for clinicians wanting to assist clients who have undergone inpatient treatment or are going through outpatient treatment for problematic sexual behaviors. It can also be used for emotional regulation of partners of such. Other addictive behaviors will be lightly addressed.
Facilitated by: Sue Neufeld-Ellis