Virtual Continuing Education for Recovery Professionals: Addiction and Trauma Recovery Through an IPNB Perspective

About this Event

2.5 Free CE Credits Available for Licensed Social Workers

This is a Virtual Course via Zoom.

Presented by Anthony Nave, Senior Manager of Outpatient Services at Mountainside Treatment Center, Canaan.

Substance Use Disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are two common comorbid disorders, and at times the recovery process for each can feel daunting or complicated. With more literature and research describing addiction as an attachment disorder, and PTSD as a healing process engaged with the safety of others, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a theory and practical working model that can help professionals work with clients struggling with these disorders. This presentation is an introduction on how to integrate an IPNB perspective with your current skill set to help clients navigate the addiction and trauma recovery process.


This in-depth presentation will:

1. Define IPNB.

2. Summarize addiction as a disease model.

3. Summarize how PTSD physically forms and impacts the brain.

4. Summarize how healing from addiction and PTSD is a bottom-up process in the brain.

5. Identify and summarize the three stages of Trauma Recovery, through Dr. Judith Herman’s Trauma Recovery Model. 

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Certificate Information

Upon completion of the workshop, certificates will be emailed. Participants must sign-out and hand in course evaluation.

Partial credits will not be given. You must participate in the entirety of the workshop.

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Provider Statements

SOCIAL WORK: Jumana Grassi LCSW NY# 0556 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

ACE: Jumana Grassi, LCSW, #1721, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Jumana Grassi, LCSW maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2019 – 06/14/2020. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit.

ADA Accommodations: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact us at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

*There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Support Groups

It is often said that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. Having a strong support system is paramount to your sobriety and recovery journey. At Mountainside, we offer a wide range of in-person and virtual support groups for individuals in recovery and friends and families with loved ones in recovery. These groups are designed to help you stay connected to like-minded individuals regardless of where you are.

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