Bridging the Gap: An Integrative Understanding of Substance Use Disorders and Family System Recovery
In pop culture and the media, depression is often equated to sadness. Depressed people in movies and on TV seem fairly one-dimensional. They’re overwhelmingly despondent, they cry frequently, and they constantly want to be sleeping in bed.
We’re capable of bouncing back from a crisis a lot faster than we might think. A new study being published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that psychological recovery can happen even when people are still in the midst of a stressful experience. Those high in neuroticism may recover at an even faster rate because they’re better equipped to navigate stress.
Alex draws from multi-disciplinary perspectives and evidence bases, ranging from trauma-informed care, family systems theory, and current categorizations of personality disorders. The information presented is further informed by clinical practice and the application of family systems work and trauma informed care to treat the underlying factors precipitating active substance use disorders.
How do the four "ultimate concerns" of life - death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness - affect the way we live? How can our ways of coping with these givens of existence give way to pathology? Watch this episode of The Socratic Method as Clark and Cody consult psychotherapist Alex Ribbentrop to discuss Yalom's textbook and the answers it provides to these questions.
Check out the webinar to learn more about addiction, recovery, family and personality. Learn about evolution plays a role in trauma, how therapy and treatment helps, and why intergenerational factors are so important.