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Understanding and Addressing the Roots of Addiction

  • 20 Mar 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:10 PM
  • Zoom


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Monday March 20, 2023 | 1:00pm - 3:10pm EST

2 CE Credits

Live via Zoom


Program Description:
What is addiction and what are its root causes? This presentation will explore the neurological, experiential and cultural underpinnings of behavioral and substance addictions. More importantly, we will discuss how this knowledge can illuminate pathways for individual and systemic recovery.  

Level of Instruction:

Learning Objectives:
1.  Describe at least 3 ways trauma symptoms increase vulnerability to addiction.

2.  List at least 3 basic findings of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study.

3.  Explain how the Philadelphia ACE Study contributes to our understanding of Community Adversity.

About the Presenter:
Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 30 years of experience working in a variety of community mental health and addiction treatment settings and has presented in a wide range of conferences within the US and Internationally. She currently coordinates a group private practice and provides training and consultation services to clinicians working in private and community settings. Hope is actively involved in helping addiction focused treatment programs integrate EMDR therapy throughout all phases of their programing. She is also the Producer of the documentary “Uprooting Addiction: Healing From the Ground Up”.


Group Rates Available:
3 - 5 people = $15 off individual rate (member/non-member)
6 - 8 people = $20 off individual rate (member/non-member)
8 + people = $25 off individual rate (member/non-member)
Please contact for more information. Please include first name, last name and email address for each participant in the group, along with a contact person for the invoice. 

Paying with a check: 
Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

Cancellation policy: 
Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

Attendance policy:
Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 2 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

Registrations are Transferable: 
Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

NHPA would like to thank the following for support of our educational programming


New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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