Seeking Safety

Presenters:
Amy Smith
Training Coordinator
Treatment Innovations



Certificates and CEUs:

  • National Board for Certified Counselors and Associates (NBCC)
  • The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • IC&RC credentials (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) for substance abuse counselors by the Connecticut Certification Board, an IC&RC affiliate
  • Approved Continuing Education (ACE) - Association of Social Work Boards

Description:

Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse.  The treatment is available as a book, providing both client handouts and guidance for clinicians. The treatment was designed for flexible use.  It has been conducted in group and individual format; for women, men, and mixed-gender; using all topics or fewer topics; in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient, residential); and for both substance abuse and dependence.  It has also been used with people who have a trauma history, but do not meet criteria for PTSD. The treatment was designed for flexible use.  It has been conducted in group and individual format; for women, men, and mixed-gender; using all topics or fewer topics; in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient, residential); and for both substance abuse and dependence.  It has also been used with people who have a trauma history, but do not meet criteria for PTSD.

Audience:

Any clinician in any setting who treats clients with trauma and/or substance abuse. No specific degree or experience level is required.

Outcomes:

  1. To review research and clinical issues in treating trauma and substance abuse;
  2. To increase empathy and understanding of trauma and substance abuse;
  3. To describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse;
  4. To provide assessment and treatment resources.

Prework:

Read book chapter Najavits, LM (2009). Seeking Safety: An implementation guide. In A. Rubin & DW Springer (Eds). The Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. (available for free download at seekingsafety.org).

 

For more information visit the Seeking Safety website.