Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest

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The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided must meet all standards of and be recognized for continuing-education credit by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).

Upcoming Trainings

Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma, and Substance Abuse
Friday, June 29th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 hour CEU
Sponsored By
Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
7700 NE 26th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665
Please park in the Bingo Hall Parking Lot

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
Clients do not get over or grow out of childhood trauma. These painful experiences, when left unrecognized or untreated, continue to impact clients throughout their lifetime. This training will provide you with insight into what neuroscience and Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) tells us about the association between our clients’ experiences as children and their struggles as adults. The fundamental cause of addiction in the framework of brain development, stress response, reward pathways, and neuroscience will be explored. Special emphasis will be given to clinical implications for addictions treatment.

Behavioral Objectives
This training will provide participants with the ability to

  • Learn the effects of childhood trauma on Stress Response System, Reward Pathway, and Attachment,
  • Describe the impact of ACEs on adult health and well-being,
  • Discuss the Polyvagal theory and the clinical implications on addictions treatment,
  • Differentiate between Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and
  • Apply “Connection” skills to enhance recovery and relapse prevention with mental health, addiction, and dual diagnosis clients.


9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Staff Announcements & Introductions
9:10 - 10:00 Training Overview ~ The 3F System ~ Caregiver Attunement
10:00 - 10:30 The Unconscious Mind and Development
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Reward Pathways ~ Adverse Experiences Studies
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15 Effects of Early Childhood Trauma ~ PolyVagal Theory
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery
4:15 - 4:30 CDTC Staff Wrap-UP

Jonny Gieber, MS, CADC II, has been an addiction counseling professional for over 35 years. He is currently faculty for the Portland Community College Addictions Counseling Program where he is entering his 31st year of teaching. Jonny also has a private practice and a training business that has been open for over 25 years. He is a recovering person with over 37 years of sobriety.

Course No: This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programing.
Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

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  • 6-18S Student $50.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
  • 6-18M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
  • 6-18N Non-Member $75.00
  • Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
  • The CDTC Refund/Cancellation Policy:

    For full refund, cancellation of attendance must be received by the CDTC at least 3 days prior to the event.

    Cancellations made in less than 3 days of the event are subject to a $15 handling charge. Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability or unforeseen circumstances. The CDTC will send out an email announcement to the registration contact and provide an update on our website.

    If we are aware of bad weather in the area, the CDTC will extend the full refund deadline to include the morning of the training. The CDTC still must receive notice of cancellation of attendance prior to 10 a.m.

    Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own.
    Date: Friday, June 29th, 2018 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Place: Cowlitz Indian Tribal Treatment
    7700 NE 26th Ave.,
    Vancouver, WA 98665
    Please park at 40 Et 8 Bingo Parlor Parking Lot

    To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
    be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
    in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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    PO Box 213
    Amboy, WA 98601