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Digital Seminar

Seeking Safety: An Evidence-Based Model for Trauma and/or Addiction

Lisa Najavits, PhD
1 Hour 16 Minutes
Nov 03, 2020
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This recording provides an overview of the Seeking Safety model and how it fits within the context of trauma treatments. Clinicians will learn the key features of this practical model and as well as its format and content. We will cover implementation aspects such as client selection and adaptation to different settings. By the end of the recording, clinicians who choose to implement the model in their practice will be able to do so.


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Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, is adjunct professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School and author of the acclaimed Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Najavits is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and an adjunct professor for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the founder of and speaker for Treatment Innovations. Dr. Najavits receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Nonfinancial: Lisa Najavits has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


  1. Investigate three key clinical issues in treating trauma and substance abuse and the linkages between trauma and addiction 
  2. Evaluate the four key features of the Seeking Safety model  
  3. Utilize at least four resources for learning more about trauma and addiction 


  • Present versus past-focused treatment, and how to choose between them
  • How Seeking Safety is implemented
  • Linkages between trauma and addiction

Target Audience

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

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