Friday, December 2, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

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

Your Trainer:

Elizabeth (Libby) Marlatt-Murdoch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, dually licensed in North Carolina and Ohio. She has been practicing in the field of mental health since 2013. Libby is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional specializing in treating Complex Trauma and is also a Certified EMDR therapist and trainer. Libby specializes in topics in neuroscience, including resilience, relationships self-care, trauma, and addictions. She focuses on techniques based on brain science in treatment, including EMDR, and believes in educating and empowering her clients. As a published author and experienced trainer, Libby has a passion for making neuroscience accessible to clients and other clinicians in the field. 



Brain Based: Beating the Stigma of Addiction with Lessons from Neurobiology

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics(2022), Substance Use Disorders affect over 20 million Americans aged 12 and over. For this reason, it is vitally important that providers understand the factors that influence the developmentof addictions and how to engage in an informed and culturally competent way with individuals, families, and youth who have been touched by addiction. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to beat the stigmas associated with addiction by learning about research and other lessons from neurobiology and trauma responsive care. This training will empower participants to better support individuals who struggle with, or love someone who struggles, with addiction.

Learning objectives:
• Participants will learn the 3 factors that influence the development of addiction.
• Participants will gain a deeper understanding of developmental stages and how environments, relationships and experiences can lead to the development of belief systems that can influence and predispose individuals to substance abuse and addiction.
• Participants will also learn about protective factors associated with resilience that can aid in prevention and recovery.
• Participants will learn the neurobiology that counteracts at least 3 common stigmas associated with addiction.
• Participants will learn language and strategies to engage,educate and empower those they serve and reframe addiction.
• Participants will learn at least 3 trauma responsive interventions/modalities that can support recovery and healing.

Target Audience: This training for is for social workers, counselors, social services staff, educators, case workers, volunteers, parents, community members and anyone who works with people in the field of addiction. 

Lunch: There will be a 1 hour break for lunch on your own. Water and light snacks will be provided.

Cost: Free! (Priority will be given to partner agencies in Butler County). 




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