An Integrated Treatment Model for Addiction and Trauma/PTSD

Dr. Michelle Pole

September 13th 10:50am- 12:30pm


In this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of two disorders that co-occur at high rates, addiction and trauma disorders. There will be some discussion of brain involvement in these disorders and where these brain diseases overlap. The discussion will focus upon the theories that explain the comorbidity between these disorders and the underlying research that supports each of these theories. Finally, evidence-based treatment approaches for these co-occurring disorders will be presented along with the supporting research for their use.


•Participants will be able to describe ways in which addiction and trauma are brain disorders.
•Participants will be able to report upon research results that supports the use of integrated treatment for these disorders.
•Participants will be able to describe CBT theory of PTSD