WKU Knicely Conference Center 2355 Nashville Rd. Bowling Green, KY 42101
Professional Mental Health Workshop: Addiction & Trauma
This workshop will introduce information on addictions and trauma, how they are related,
their origins and effective modalities of treatment with the following objectives:
Participants will learn how our latent survival behaviors of fight, flight, and freeze
condition the brain to seek pleasure and avoid pain. *Recent neuroscientific research
on the nature of addictions and trauma.
Participants will understand the neuro-adaptive survival strategies involved in substance
and process addictions; as well as how How patterns of emotional repression modeled
by adults in childhood contribute to increased chances of developing an addiction.
Paul S. Markle, LMFT CBP CTEAP, has practiced as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for 17 years. He currently
works at The Bridge to Recovery as the Lead Therapist, and operates a part-time private practice. He has worked extensively
with people and families experiencing both substance and process addictions. Paul
is a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner (CBP) having received all training currently
offered in that approach, and has conducted over 3000 Brainspotting sessions. He is
also a Certified Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapist (CTEAP) and facilitates
group and individual Equine Assisted sessions. His integrated approach includes Family
Systems Theory, Internal Family Systems Theory, Gestalt Therapy, and neuroscientific
approaches, among others.