Digital Seminar

Reverberations of Trauma in the Addictive Family: A 7-Step Process of Recovery

Claudia Black, PhD
1 Hour
Oct 16, 2020
Product Code:
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Never expires.


The majority of people who experience trauma will experience a chronic form that exists within their own family. Beginning with a genogram, Claudia will give a portrait of addiction in the family, offering an overlay of how adverse childhood experiences, emotional and physical abandonment are the foundation of emotional dysregulation fueling traumatic responses. She concludes the presentation offering a 7-step process for healing.



Claudia Black, PhD's Profile

Claudia Black, PhD Related seminars and products

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Claudia Black, PhD, is a renowned addictions and codependency expert, author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970s, 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 is the Sr. Editorial Advisor for Central Recovery Press and serves as Senior Clinical and Family Services Provider for Las Vegas Recovery Center. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholic, and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation.

Dr. Black is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Dr. Black has been a keynote speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Her workshops have been presented to an extraordinarily wide array of audiences, including military academies, prison systems, medical schools, and extensive mental health and addiction programs. Claudia has extensive multi-cultural experiences working with agencies and audiences in Japan, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, England and Canada. Many of her books and videos have been translated and published abroad.

Claudia is the author of Depression StrategiesIt Will Never Happen To MeChanging CourseMy Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has A DiseaseRepeat After MeIt’s Never Too Late to Have A Happy ChildhoodRelapse ToolkitA Hole in the SidewalkStraight TalkThe Stamp GameFamily StrategiesAnger Strategies and her newest title Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies and Secrets. She has produced several audio CDs and over twenty DVDs. All of Claudia's materials are available from her website,

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Claudia Black, MSW, PhD, is the Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Center for Young Adults, a Senior Fellow, and Addiction and Trauma Program Specialist at The Meadows Treatment Center. She is one of the original founders and serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation. Ms. Black is an author of many books and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Claudia Black, MSW, PhD, has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  1. Assess the trauma responses of flight, fight and freeze being acted out in families impacted by addiction.
  2. Utilize genograms for understanding treatment implications for clients with addictions and the impacts on their family systems.
  3. Evaluate a seven-step process for addressing trauma generated by addictive family systems.


  • Addictive behaviours through the lens of the family
  • Utilizing the genogram in clinical work
  • 7-step process for recovery

Target Audience

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

Please wait ...

Back to Top