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3-Day Trauma and Addictions Certification Training: Co-Occurring Treatment Strategies from EMDR, CBT, CPT and More for Enhanced Recovery

Hayden Center, PHD, LPC
Approx. 19 Hours
May 29, 2024
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As a clinician, one of your biggest challenges is knowing how and when to address trauma when your client is actively using.

You fear that talking about trauma will exacerbate symptoms and lead to increased substance abuse, and potentially lead to your client quitting therapy altogether.

The last thing you want to do is make your client feel worse, right?

It’s a complex journey to healing and one that’s not linear, where setbacks are a part of the process.

That’s why Hayden D. Center, Jr., PhD, LPC, has created this certification course! He’ll give you step-by-step guidance for assessing your client’s past trauma, how that impacts brain development and makes substance use disorder more likely, and how to choose the right interventions.

You’ll get:

  • Screening tools for trauma, PTSD, and substance use disorders
  • Techniques for using Trauma-Focused CBT, CPT, EMDR, MI and more
  • The latest research into how drugs are processed in the brain and body
  • Resources for the development and modification of treatment plans

Purchase today to get the training you need to handle resistance, unpredictable triggers, traumatic memories, relapse, family dynamics and more!


  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $249.99 value)!
  • Simply complete this training and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CCTP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following completion.
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* Credit Note - CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Hayden Center, PhD, LPC, has been treating individuals and families who suffer from substance abuse disorders, including opioid use disorder, for over 25 years in a private practice setting. Dr. Center most recently served as the evaluator for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Southeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (SECAPT) and the Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (BCAPT).

Dr. Center served as a consultant to the Alabama Governor’s Office of Drug Abuse Policy for 10 years and has worked with numerous state and local agencies in the state of Alabama. 

He has provided over 200 trainings on the topics of science-based prevention, evaluation, risk and protective factors, co-occurring disorders, and other mental health and substance abuse issues. His current interests are providing training and technical assistance to increase the usage and effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and approaches. 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Center has taught in university settings for over 28 years. He teaches graduate-level courses in Theories of Psychotherapy, Advanced Objective Testing, Psychopharmacology, and undergraduate courses in psychology at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his PhD in counselor education and Master of Science in psychology at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Hayden Center maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Hayden Center has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Differentiate between various trauma types including developmental trauma, attachment-related trauma, and how they are classified in the DSM-5® to inform clinical treatment interventions. 
  2. Explain the neuroscience behind trauma’s impact on both the developing and adult brain, focusing on alterations leading to substance misuse tendencies in clients. 
  3. Discuss the self-medication theory and its relationship to trauma to improve treatment outcomes. 
  4. Identify and recognize common symptoms of trauma, its co-morbidities, and the definition and implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) as it relates to case conceptualization. 
  5. Understand the bi-directional relationship between trauma and substance misuse, with a focus on vulnerability due to substance misuse, and its treatment implications. 
  6. Articulate the pharmacokinetics of drug processing, differentiate between various modes of drug use, and enumerate the short- and long-term effects of substance misuse and trauma to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions. 
  7. Master the utilization of various screening instruments and in-depth assessment approaches for trauma, PTSD, and substance use disorders in a clinical setting. 
  8. Understand the neurobiology of interventions and the difference between top-down and bottom-up therapeutic approaches, as well as the various phases of treatment as related to clinical treatment. 
  9. Examine trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approaches like Trauma-Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and EMDR, and their recent research findings as it relates to clinical practice. 
  10. Explore the mind-body trauma-informed approaches such as yoga and massage and their therapeutic implications for symptom management. 
  11. Differentiate between various trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, 12-Step Counseling, and Family counseling to improve clinical outcomes. 
  12. Assess and modify treatment approaches to maximize effectiveness, ensuring they are trauma-informed, ethically grounded, and its clinical implications. 
  13. Identify research limitations and potential risks associated with psychotherapeutic trauma treatments for purposes of client psychoeducation. 
  14. Integrate assessment findings to determine trauma symptom intensity and substance misuse severity to inform clinical treatment interventions. 
  15. Evaluate and choose appropriate interventions based on the severity of substance misuse and the intensity of trauma symptoms to improve client engagement. 
  16. Examine provided case studies, learning to apply screening tools and develop treatment plans tailored to each individual scenario, put to practical use in-session. 
  17. Recognize and understand the benefits and implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and be updated on medications under current trials as it relates to treatment outcomes.
  18. Leverage additional resources to further develop treatment plans and deliver evidence-based interventions effectively to alleviate symptoms of trauma and substance misuse.



Trauma types and classification

  • DSM-5® classification of trauma & stressorrelated disorder
  • Developmental trauma; attachment-related trauma
  • Assessment of psychological trauma including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma

Neuroscience & biology: trauma’s impact on the brain

  • How trauma impacts the developing brain
  • How trauma changes the brain to make substance misuse more likely
  • The self-medication theory and trauma

Symptoms of trauma; comorbidities

  • Increased vulnerability to trauma caused by substance misuse
  • Definition of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
  • Prevalence of substance misusers who have experienced significant trauma
  • Interactions between trauma and substance misuse
  • Current theories – bidirectional effect

Effects of drug use on the brain and body

  • Pharmacokinetics – understanding how drugs are processed in the body
  • Different modes of use
  • Short- and long-term effects of substance misuse and trauma


Assess for trauma: tools and scales

  • Assessment of psychological trauma including PTSD and complex trauma
  • Screening instruments for trauma
  • Screening instruments for substance use disorders and problems
  • PTSD screening and depth assessment approaches
  • In-depth approaches to assessing trauma and substance misuse

How interventions work from a neurobiological perspective

  • Top-down approaches
  • Bottom-up approaches
  • Phases of treatment (safety, stabilization, processing and re-integration)

Trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approaches

  • CBT – recent studies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approaches (cont.)

  • Mind body approaches
    • Yoga
    • Massage
  • Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Contingency management
  • 12-step counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Adjunct approaches
  • Assessing and modifying treatment to ensure effectiveness

Ethical considerations

  • Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches

Integrating your treatment plans

  • Determining intensity of trauma symptoms
  • Assessing severity of substance misuse
  • Developing treatment goals
  • Choosing interventions based on severity of substance misuse and intensity of trauma symptoms

Case studies

  • Several case studies will be examined illustrating the use of screening tools
  • Treatment plans will be developed for each case study
  • Additional resources for developing treatment plans and providing evidence-based interventions

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT):

  • Medications that are being used in current trials

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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