Breaking the Cycle: Understanding Personality Disorders and Intergenerational Trauma in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Date & Time
Monday, September 30, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Alex Ribbentrop
The presentation focuses on providing an integrated understanding of the connections between intergenerational trauma, the emergence of mal-adaptive coping mechanisms and/or “personality disordered” traits/characteristics, and substance use disorders. 
The presentation integrates multi-disciplinary perspectives and evidence bases, ranging from trauma informed care, family systems theory, and current categorizations of personality disorders. The information presented is further informed by clinical practice and the application of family systems work and trauma informed care to further understand and treat the underlying factors precipitating active substance use disorders.
Location Name
Magnolia Room
Session Type
Breakout Session
Available for Credit
Approved for CEs