Video and Event Recap
A Special Presentation given by Dr. Kim Dennis, MD, and Marcia Nickow, Psyd, CADC, CGP
This presentation (recorded November 7th, 2019) explored the trauma reenactments that can happen in all forms of institutions, including treatment settings, how to avoid it, how to identify it when it happens and what to do about it when we see it. The short clip below describes the issue.
When those institutions serve people with histories of abuse, many safeguards need to be in place in order to manage and detect re-enactments of abuse playing out between and among staff and patients. The responsibility we have as professionals is awesome. The short video below describes why this issue matters to SunCloud Health.
There are examples of systems that have been riddled for decades with unchecked abuse, that finally have been exposed by virtue of victims speaking out in recent years (i.e., the Catholic church, in government, in the entertainment industry, the treatment industry, etc.). Where do we go from here? What do we do from here? The short video below describes the SunCloud Health approach.
The healing we can impart as clinicians come with a responsibility to both see and appropriately respond to re-enactments in therapeutic settings. It is on all of us in the professional community to build treatment settings that are healthy, safe, well-boundaried, at all levels of our organizations.
Below is a link to the full presentation.
SunCloud Health is a private outpatient treatment center with three locations, Northbrook, Naperville and Chicago, IL. We provide highly individualized and compassionate care for people struggling with complex co occurring substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders and underlying trauma.