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USABP FORUM - Integrating Addiction and Trauma Treatment

  • 21 Feb 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom


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This USABP - IBPJ FORUM SERIES presents A paradigm shift using bottom-up, top-down, and systemic models


Addiction treatment has been driven by a pathologizing model that leaves out the wisdom of the body in the healing journey. This forum will bring together leading experts who will share the evolving new paradigms based on cultural trends, scientific discoveries, recent research, new clinical approaches, and treatment center experiences.

This event will address aspects of managed care at treatment centers. It will present the inter-related treatment of trauma and addiction using bottom-up and top-down integrative approaches. Through our panelist presentations and discussions, clinicians, practitioners, professionals, and staffers can get the big picture and in-practice insights for treatment.

The Q&A segment will address today's pressing questions in our field.

This USABP Forum precedes the 2022 International Body Psychotherapy Journal Spring-Summer Issue (our international peer-reviewed journal) that will feature articles, research, book reviews, and more on addiction. Submissions for articles are accepted until February 15th.

This event is a USABP fundraiser.


Monday, February 21st, 10 am to 12:30 pm PST


This event will be recorded and available for members and non-members who register for this event.


This event will not include CEs.  

Panelists & Topics

Master of Ceremonies - Introductions
Liam Blume, CPRA
Programs Director
United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP)

A Clinical & Historical Perspective
Treating Addiction, Trauma and Emotional Loss Together amidst a Toxic Culture

Dr. Gabor Mate
Addiction expert
Speaker-author on trauma, addiction, stress, and childhood development
His next book is The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture (Arriving September 2022)


Addiction from a Polyvagal Perspective: An unsuccessful attempt to feel safe in a body locked in a state of threat

Dr. Stephen W. Porges

Distinguished University Scientist, Founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. Kinsey Institute, Indiana UniversityProfessor Psychiatry, University of North Carolina
Former President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
Former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award
Author including, Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton, 2021)
Creator of a music-based intervention, the SSP (Safe and Sound    Protocol ™
Honorary Director of Research, USABP
2018 Pioneer Award Recipient, USABP

The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model of Trauma and Addiction
Seeing Addictions as Adaptive Responses to Maladaptive Environments

Jan Winhall, MSW, RSW, FOT

Co-Director, Borden Street Clinic
Director, Focusing on BordenCoordinator with the International Focusing Institute
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto
Author of Treating Trauma and Addiction with The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge, 2021

New Perspectives on the Therapeutic Use of Touch in Clinical Work
Right Brain-to-Right Brain Implicit Processes for Integrated Attachment Repair

Dr. Aline LaPierre, PsyD, MFT

Editor-in-Chief, International Body Psychotherapy Journal
Founder, NeuroAffective Touch® Institute
Co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship

Research Presentation:
Mindful Interoceptive Awareness Training for those in Recovery

Dr. Cynthia Price, MA, LMT

Research Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing
Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness
Principal Investigator of multiple NIH-funded randomized controlled trials of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) for people in community-based recovery for substance use disorder
Co-author of two scales to measure interoceptive awareness: the Scale of Body Connection (SBC) and the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA).
Developer, MABT

Trauma-Informed Treatment Center Care:
Systemically incorporating bottom-up and top-down approaches into treatment center practices

Dr. Joanne Barron, PsyD, NMP

Co-Founder of Trauma & Beyond
Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
(Attachment-Focused – EMDR)
Certified Neuroaffective Relational Model Provider and Training Assistant (NARM)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Psychobiological Relational Psychology

Movement Facilitator

Serge Prengel, LMHC

Editor of the Relational Implicit Podcast
Author of The Proactive Twelve Steps: A Mindful Program For Lasting Change, Active Pause, 2021

General Agenda (Final TBA):
10 am to 12:30 PST, USA

  • Movement:
    Open event with movement and/or focusing felt sense exercise that sets up the program
  • Panel:
    - - Short expert panel introductions and short presentations from panelists
    - - Panel reactions to opening remarks plus discussion on set topics proctored by MC
  • Advanced Q&A from registrant submissions
  • Live audience Q&A time thru zoom chat (time permitting).
  • IBPJ New Edition Announcements & USABP Closing

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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We look forward to seeing you at this premiere event.

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