Monthly Meetings

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Join us on

September 27, 2017
11:30 am – Announcements
12:00 pm – Program

Cornerstone Assistance Network
3500 Noble Avenue
Fort Worth,TX 76111
Phone: 817-632-6000

 

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Program

The Spectrum of Emotions

In this session Mrs. Engle will review the developmental effects caused by unresolved trauma and its impact on the addictive client. Often these clients have a difficult time identifying, tolerating, and regulating their emotions. Therefore, it is important to provide an integrated approach that emphasizes mood state regulation. The “Spectrum of Emotions” is a conceptual tool that helps to identify the root of all addictive behaviors, and the often co-occurring physical and mental health symptoms.  She will also provide specific cognitive and experiential treatment interventions. This treatment approach addresses clients who are stuck in addictive and self-defeating behaviors. Clinical examples and case vignettes will ed.

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the effects of trauma on addiction and mental health symptoms
  • Identify the dissociative root underlying all addictive behaviors
  • Learn specific treatment techniques

 

Presenter

Melissa Caldwell Engle, LPC, ATR


Melissa Caldwell Engle is the Clinical Director of Healing Springs Ranch, a new residential treatment facility,  located in Tioga Texas.  She is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).  She has over 25 years of experience treating trauma and addictions both in her private practice and in the behavioral health arena.

With her experience treating trauma, extensive co-morbidity, and addictions, Mrs. Caldwell Engle was instrumental in developing the integrated addiction model currently used at Healing Springs Ranch that addresses ALL addictive behaviors including those seen in chemical, process, and mental health symptoms.