The Meadows’ Senior Fellow, Claudia Black, MSW, PhD, will be featured on BlogTalkRadio’s program “Hope-Strength-Recovery” with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:15pm (EST). The program can be accessed by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach.
Dr. Black is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970's, 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 has authored numerous books and educational videos for use with addicted clients and the families affected by addiction. Dr. Black’s latest book is Intimate Treason: Healing the Trauma for Partners Confronting Sex Addiction.
During the program Dr. Black will talk about her work over the past 35 years and discuss with listeners the relationship between trauma in the family and addictive disorders. So often, people think of trauma as an incident or experience; Dr. Black will explain the distinction between what are called “big T” and “little t” traumas focusing specifically on the impact they have on children and the ramifications of the trauma in adult life. Recognizing that people often become addicted to not just substances, but also to behavioral processes, she will help listeners recognize the similarities and distinctions. Dr. Black will also offer direction to the family member still in the throes of being impacted by an active addiction.
Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, PCC, CSAT, is currently in private practice in Indianapolis, IN. She speaks nationally on mental health issues and is featured in several local magazines. In addition, she is featured in regular television segments focusing on life skills to improve one’s potential.
The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in their inpatient center and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility and is accredited by The Joint Commission.