All Kinds of News for February 03, 2016
Trauma certification supports Red Oak Recovery (NC) mission to redefine the client and family clinical experience. Trauma issues are often part of clients’ histories at Red Oak Recovery, an innovative addiction treatment program for young adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. For this reason, the entire clinical team and other key staff at Red Oak Recovery recently underwent intensive trauma training with established trauma expert Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT-R.
Crane is the founder and former CEO of one of the leading trauma and addiction treatment centers. She later founded Spirit2Spirit to teach clinicians how to work with trauma survivors. After completing her module-based course, clinicians earn the distinction of Certified Trauma Therapist (CTT)
One hundred percent of the female clients who undergo treatment at Red Oak have experienced trauma in their past, as do the majority of our male clients,” said Jack Kline, MS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, Chief Executive Officer of Red Oak Recovery. Red Oak Recovery is unique in its clinical approach, employing master’s level clinicians with dual credentials, licensed in both mental health and clinical addiction. The program addresses underlying emotional and traumatic issues with co-occurring issues of substance use through evidence-based, research-supported clinical interventions.
In their training, the Red Oak clinical team learned practical assessments, up-to-date approaches to treatment, and essential intervention techniques for treating clients with trauma issues. The group sessions and hands-on experiential training truly prepare the clinical staff for addressing clients’ deep psychological wounds.
“We experience trauma when we cannot effectively process what happens to us, whether on an emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical level,” explains Heather Schnoebelen, MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS-I, Executive Clinical Director of Red Oak. For recovery to be successful, they have to be able to address the traumas that fueled their addiction and not just the substance abuse itself.”
“When trauma work is effectively integrated into treatment, as this training has reinforced for us, it allows people to get at the roots of their behavior and lets them walk more freely toward a life no longer dominated by destructive habits,” she said.
Red Oak Recovery is located in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Asheville, NC. The program uniquely blends quality clinical care, adventure therapy, experiential therapy, 12-step work and social skills development to create positive, lasting change. For more information, visit redoakrecovery.com.