Monday, September 30, 2019 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Butler County Educational Service Center 
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011


Lauren Perry
FCFC Training Coordinator
Butler County Family & Children First Council
(513) 785-6770 (office)

Your Trainer:

Libby Marlatt-Murdoch, LPCC, LICDC, CCTP, CTRTC
As a published author and experienced trainer, Libby has a passion for making neuroscience accessible to clients and other clinicians in the field. She specializes in topics in neuroscience including, trauma, addictions, relationships and self-care. Libby is a licensed addictions specialist and is a Certified Clinician Trauma Professional in addition to being Certified in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. She focuses on techniques based on brain science in treatment, including EMDR.

Thank you to our Sponsors!


The Epidemic Beneath the Epidemic:
Discover the Neuroscience of Trauma, Addiction, as well as Healing & Recovery

We know that trauma and addiction are prevalent in our society today. We are also beginning to discover the link between traumatic experiences and the disease of addiction. So many of the clients and populations we serve are particularly at risk for experiencing single incident and complex trauma that can ultimately drive the development of addiction; in the shape of maladaptive coping strategies intended to sooth the far-reaching impacts of the traumatic experiences they have faced. In this insightful and informative training, you will gain knowledge about the brain, how trauma alters brain development and function, how the disease of addiction changes the brain, and how traumatic experiences are linked to the development of addiction. Additionally, you will receive instruction on cutting edge treatment strategies, including EMDR, mindfulness, and resilience building interventions that work with the thought and non-thought regions of the brain to address addiction and facilitate positive trauma resolution so those we serve can go on to create and lead meaningful and productive lives.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will learn how trauma change the brain, and how the disease of addiction alters the brain.
  • Participants will learn about the link between trauma and addiction, and how traumatic experiences lead to the development of maladaptive coping strategies, including substance abuse and addiction.
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of positive trauma resolution and how EMDR works in the brain to facilitate healing from trauma and addiction.
  • Participants will be able to identify and implement interventions for building resilience and treating addiction; specifically, participants will be able to implement at least one mindfulness intervention, and one intervention for building resilience.

Target Audience: Social service providers, educators, counselors, therapists, health care workers, community members, parents, etc.

CEUs: 5.5 Social Work/ Counselor CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001. 5.5 Contact Hours for Educators

Cost: Free!!

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