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Trauma Informed Treatment and Dual Diagnosis

Saturday, March 24
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Logan

 Depending on which study you might choose to cite, there is up to a 72%

correlation with the improper or illegal use of drugs and narcotics with those who

have experienced early childhood trauma. This trauma often takes the form of

Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Systems, and Parental

Substance use. Interventions to aid in the decreased use of substances are often

unsuccessful due to the therapists avoidance or limitations in dealing with the

earlier childhood trauma. This workshop will explore the connection between the

use of substances and trauma resolution (or the lack of it). This workshop will also

explore the dual diagnosis connection of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders with

Substance Disorders and discuss the results of not addressing dual or spiritual issues.


Learning Objectives:

Benjamin B. Keyes

Director Center for Trauma and Resiliency Studies
Divine Mercy University
Alexandria, Virginia

Currently, Dr. Keyes is an Assoc. Professor/ Director of Training and Internship and Director of the Center for Trauma and Resiliency Studies at Divine Mercy University in Arlington, VA.As head of the Center for Trauma and Resiliency Studies, Dr. Keyes supervises the developing and training of graduate students in First Response and Chronic Trauma. Dr. Keyes is also the Executive Director of The Green Cross Academy for Traumatology which trains professionals and paraprofessionals in all aspects of Trauma and Trauma care of others, which leads to Certification in both Field and Clinical Traumatology. Dr. Benjamin Keyes’ specialties include dissociative disorders, domestic violence, child abuse, addictions, and mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Keyes received his Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1985 from International College and his most recent in Counseling Psychology from the University of Sarasota in 2004. He also has Doctoral Degrees in Theology, Divinity, and Ministry. Dr. Keyes has been in Private Practice for over thirty-eight years and has been a researcher in the area of Trauma and Dissociation for the last twenty-five years. Dr. Keyes and his colleagues have received the Richard A. Kluft Research Award for work and research in the People’s Republic of China from the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Dr. Keyes has also received The Hope Award from Restoration Ministries for his work in establishing a trauma model (HEART) for working with Trafficked Survivors and severe trauma.


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