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Dr. Claudia Black

Dr. Claudia Black

Upcoming Conference(s):

7-Night Norwegian Fjords

7-Night Norwegian Fjords

Specialties: Addiction in the Family

About The Speaker

Claudia Black’s seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today she is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Claudia Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, and addictive disorders.

Claudia’ pioneering contributions are many:
•  She would be the first to name and coin the dysfunctional family rules, “Don’t Talk, Don’t   Trust, Don’t Feel.”
•  She described the phenomena of delayed stress, emotional trauma, the child’s denial process, the phenomena of “looking good” kids as they relate to growing up with addiction, and hence the
meaning and phraseology of “Adult Child of Alcoholics”.
•  She utilized art therapy in the context of group work with young children that offered a model for children’s programs for the past three plus decades.
•  She broke the barrier and openly discussed physical and sexual abuse in the context of addictive families.

Her work, her passion has been ageless and offers a foundation for those impacted by addiction to recover, and gives our professional field a library of both depth and breadth She is Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows in Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Addiction, and the Advisory Council of the Eluna Foundation.  Claudia is the author of several well-known books; the latest title being Unspoken Legacy: Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family.


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