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An Expansive Model: A Global View of Race, Culture, and Trauma in the Treatment of Addiction

An Expansive Model: A Global View of Race, Culture, and Trauma in the Treatment of Addiction

An Expansive Model: A Global View of Race, Culture, and Trauma in the Treatment of Addiction

Clare E Steffen, Ed.D., ND, NCC, BCC, CADCII, ICADC, CNHP, CMH
Clare E Steffen, Ed.D., ND, NCC, BCC, CADCII, ICADC, CNHP, CMH

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Launch date: 07 Oct 2016
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Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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The concepts of race and culture are frequently used interchangeably, which falsely represents large groups of people. On an individual basis, it can distort service delivery, and result in the perpetuation of bias. Being able to distinguish between race and culture offers a first step in the provision of trauma-informed and sensitive counseling. Approximately ten percent of Americans report being in recovery and require assistance maintaining sobriety. Approximately 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol and these numbers continue to rise. Unfortunately, there are many gaps in service delivery, and frequently a medical model or westernized medicine doesn't adequately address all the needs. Counseling may serve an important role in closing the gap. Counselors can clearly provide an important service that allows some individuals or their families to become educated on issues of race and culture and their influence on trauma and addiction. Having an increased awareness and a step-by-step approach to treatment will allow counselors to contribute and provide trauma-informed and sensitive services.


At the end of this E-learning, the learner will be able to:
Objective 1:
To learn how to address racial and intergenerational trauma in AOD treatment
Objective 2:
To view the impact of race and culture in substance use and other addictive disorders
Objective 3:
To provide a model for healing.
Clare E Steffen, Ed.D., ND, NCC, BCC, CADCII, ICADC, CNHP, CMH

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Clare E Steffen, Ed.D., ND, NCC, BCC, CADCII, ICADC, CNHP, CMH

For over twenty years, Clare E. Steffen, Ed.D., NCC, CADCII, ICADC has built a solid reputation as a licensed psychologist. For the past forty-five years, she has worked in the fields of psychology, substance use treatment and prevention, wellness, and education. Dr. Steffen is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II in Oregon and California, along with holding International Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She is a National Board Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Coach (life, wellness, and business). Clare has a second doctorate in Naturopathy as well as has certification as a Natural Health Professional, and Master Herbalist. Dr. Steffen performs lifestyle analysis, and incorporates a wellness perspective into psychological services provided. Clare has provided services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families and older adults and has worked in educational settings, clinics, hospitals, family courts, wellness centers, neuro-rehabilitation centers, VA clinics, Indian Health, and private practices.
Currently, Dr. Steffen is an adjunct professor at Northwest Christian University where she works in the Counseling and Mental Health (CMHC) Program and the Adult Degree Program (ADP). She teaches a variety of counseling and psychology course. She previously taught at the University of Oregon in the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, Western Oregon University in the Psychology Department, Pacific University in the Education Department, Sonoma State University in the Gerontology Program, and Saint Xavier University/Drake University in the Education and Psychology Departments, Alliant University Continuing Education, and Chico State Continuing Education. She worked at DeAnza and Foothill Colleges in the Gerontology Programs, Mt. View-Los Altos Adult Education, and Lane Community College as an academic advisor.
She has hosted her own radio talk show and has published books, articles and CD’s on health and wellness topics. In 2011, she became the Founding and Executive Director of Coaching Choice College (, which is committed to the development and training of life, wellness, and business coaches who are social entrepreneurs. The college also offers a continuing education program through She recently founded www.ce4counselors to provide continuing education to counselors.
Dr. Steffen is a psychologist, educator, published author, and public speaker. Her trustworthy reputation and unique insight and knowledge have made her many families choice as a therapist, trainer, and educator. She is currently bringing the message of emotional intelligence to the young people of Nepal and has formed a support program to provide global services. The messages of empowerment, emotional intelligence, and choice are a core value for services provided by Dr. Steffen.

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