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Course: NEW! Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Revised and Expanded Edition: A Guide to Enhancing Recovery (2nd Edition)
by Jamie Marich, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 9
Fee: $44

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Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery takes the posture that there is nothing wrong with using 12-step recovery principles in treatment or in continuing care with individuals who are affected by trauma. However, this book also explains how rigid application of 12-step principles can do more harm than good for a traumatized person, and that learning some simple accommodations based on the latest knowledge traumatic stress can enhance 12-step recovery experiences for trauma survivors. Written for professionals, sponsors, and those in a position to reach out and help recovering addicts, the user-friendly language in this book will teach you how to unify the traditional knowledge of 12-step recovery with the latest findings on healing trauma. In doing so, you will be able to help others, and maybe even yourself, 'work a recovery' program like never before.

Review 'At last, someone has thoughtfully and intelligently reconciled the practical wisdom of the 12 steps with best practices for posttraumatic stress. In Trauma and the Twelve Steps, Jamie Marich tosses aside the rigid orthodoxies that have hampered both fields and delivers—in beautiful, eminently readable English--a coherent treatment approach that is sure to maximize sobriety and healing.' --Belleruth Naparstek, PhD

(these were amended from the book)

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Describe the disease model of addiction and the twelve-step philosophies.
  • Define emotional trauma and how it impact clients.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of twelve-step recovery in working with traumatized individuals.
  • Describe trauma-focused treatment.
  • Identify and incorporate into practice the healing qualities of a relationship.
  • Incorporate therapeutic strategies for reprocessing and reintegration into a trauma-sensitive recovery treatment plan.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Once the course is purchased, the title of the book will appear in your Members Area. When the cursor is placed on the book title a drop down menu will appear whereby you can print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Jamie Marich, PhD

Dr. Jamie Marich travels the country training helping professionals on a variety of topics related to trauma and addiction while maintaining a trauma-focused private practice in Warren, OH. Dr. Marich began her career in social services while working in humanitarian aid after the Bosnian war. Jamie is a contributing faculty member with several universities. She is founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice in expressive arts therapy. She is also involved in the performing and healing arts as a recording singer-songwriter and conscious dance facilitator. Dr. Marich is an award-winning researcher and contributor to peer reviewed publications. Her first book, EMDR Made Simple: Four Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client, continued her body of published work on EMDR therapy. Read more about Dr. Marich on her websites, and