Beneath The Surface: A Deeper Dive Into Attachment Disorders & Addiction

EVENT LOCATION The Great Hall: 1900 South Germantown Road Germantown, TN 38138
EVENT DATE
Who: Michelle Rappaport, M.A., LPC-MHSP-S, CSAT-S, PACT Level II, CSTP, SCP-S & Kent Fisher, LPC-S, MHSP, LADAC-S, MAC, CETII, CSAT-S, CSTP
Cost: $15
Ceus: 2 (NAADAC & NBCC)
Jamie Richey: jamie_richey@www.cumberlandheights.org
Beneath the Surface

Presented by: Michelle Rappaport, M.A., LPC-MHSP-S, CSAT-S, PACT Level II, CSTP, SCP-S & Kent Fisher, LPC-S, MHSP, LADAC-S, MAC, CETII, CSAT-S, CSTP

This Presentation will provide an overview of the neurological basis of attachment trauma and how it directly affects the development of chemical and process addictions. Participants will have a working knowledge of the correlation between addictive behaviors and affect regulation. Techniques for therapeutic intervention on the bodily base somatic level will be taught with didactic and experiential modalities.

OBJECTIVES

1. Attendees will be able to identify areas of interpersonal neurobiology that effect attachment

2. Attendees will be gain specific insight into the neurobiology of trauma.

3. Attendees will be able to identify the workings of Affect Regulation.

4. Attendees will be able to outline the workings of the somatic sensory system.

5. Attendees will learn and demonstrate 2 experiential interventions for affect regulation.

About the Presenters:

Michelle Rappaport, M.A., LPC-MHSP-S, CSAT-S, PACT Level II, CSTP, SCP-S, has over 30 years experience in the mental health field. She is a Level 2 PACT Therapist (A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), a Certified Somatic Transformation Practitioner, A Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and is The co-founder of SomEx a somatic experiential modality for treating trauma and addiction. Her areas of specialty are attachment/relational issues, addictions, trauma, sexuality and chronic health issues. She holds a Masters Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from University of Louisiana at Monroe.. Michelle has trained with top educators in the field, including Dan Seigal, Alan Schore, Sharon Stanley, Patrick Carnes, Claudia Black, and Tian Dayton. She is a the co-founder of the Experiential Healing Center in Memphis TN. She is also the co-creator of SomEx(sm) : A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction, and is on the certification board for SomEx(sm). Michelle is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, a trained Experiential Therapist, and certified in EMDR. She completed a two-year fellowship with Sharon Stanley in Somatic Transformation and is an expert in the interpersonal neurobiology behind attachment trauma. She has been an educator and professor, as well as worked with First Responders in traumatic incidents. Some of Michelle’s professional organizations include the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, The American Counseling Association, International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and The Tennessee Counseling Association.

Kent D. Fisher LPC-S, MHSP, LADAC-S, MAC, CETII, CSAT-S, CSTP holds a Master’s degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Louisiana, and has over 25 years experience in the field of treating addiction, trauma, codependency, and related disorders. He has a specialization in the area of human sexuality and working with issues of identity, orientation, abuse or addiction, and helping to restore individuals to their healthy sexual/relational selves. He is the co-founder of the Experiential Healing Center, and co-creator of SomEx(sm): A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction. He is on the certification board for SomEx(sm) and conducts trainings throughout the country. His book Emotional Harmony is available now. Kent has previously taught college courses in counseling and psychology. He has trained with pioneers in the field of addiction and mental health such as Patrick Carnes, Claudia Black, and ONSITE staff, as well as worked with the indigenous tribal elders of the Lakota Reservation. He completed a two-year fellowship with Sharon Stanley to become a Certified Somatic Transformation Therapist, is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, and is in the process of certifying as a Sex Therapist through AASECT. He is a supervisor for LAADAC, CSAT, LPC and SomExTM. Kent has presented at various conferences and workshops, including the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association. He is licensed as an Addiction Specialist and Certified in Experiential Therapy, among other credentials he holds.


Cumberland Heights is an approved provider for continuing education by the following authorities: NAADAC Approved Education Program (No. 84491) and State of Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (Endorsement #0818042).

Cumberland Heights has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6127. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cumberland Heights is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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