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Free Live Video Event: Tackling Addiction in Times of Adversity

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Tackling Addiction in Times of Adversity

Friday, June 12 from 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT)

Featuring Deany Laliotis LICSW and Hope Payson LCSW LADC

  • How stable is “stable enough” when working with complex trauma clients who struggle with addictive disorders?
  • Should you do EMDR with someone with an active addiction?
  • If you do proceed, when do you use the addiction protocols vs. staying with the standard EMDR protocol?
  • Will doing trauma trauma work trigger a relapse?

Get answers to questions like these and more when you join Deany Laliotis and Hope Payson on Friday, June 12th from 12-1 pm ET.

We know there’s an uptick of family violence and addictions during this time of fear and uncertainty.  How do we support our clients who may be on that slippery slope of addiction or relapse? Hope will talk to us about how to address these kinds of self-regulating behaviors with our clients who have a history of addictions, to include how and when to treat the undertow of trauma that drives them.

About Deany

​Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is an international trainer, clinical consultant, and practitioner of EMDR therapy, specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues. She’s been on the faculty of EMDR Institute, Inc. since 1993 and is currently the Director of Training. Most recently, Deany has co-authored a chapter on EMDR Therapy with Dr. Francine Shapiro in Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders as well as an article titled, “EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing Model: Integrative Treatment and Case Conceptualization,” in the Journal of Clinical Social Work. Deany was recently awarded the Francine Shapiro award for excellence by the EMDR International Association.

About Hope

Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and complex trauma. She has over 30 years experience working in community mental health in a variety of capacities and was the Clinical Director for EMDR HAP for seven years. She currently coordinates a group practice in Winsted, CT and also provides training on trauma, addiction and recovery internationally. Hope is the co-produce of the film “Uprooting Addiction: Healing From the Ground Up”, a documentary that explores the connection between trauma, neglect and vulnerability to addictive disorders.


June 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
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VA United States