Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction.
About the presenter:
Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP
Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. She is a professor at Eastern Michigan University. She develops curriculum and teaches classes in theory, ethics, practice, loss, grief, and trauma. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan and her doctorate from Wayne State University. She is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner; receiving their Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award. In addition to teaching, she is active in grant work, and she trains and consults nationally on ethics and trauma-specific agency-based service delivery. Dr. Bridge’s current research is two-fold. In addition to developing support groups for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one by overdose, she is actively studying vicarious trauma, specifically the impact of trauma and substance related death on treatment staff.