Counselor shows how 12-step model applies to trauma recovery

In “Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide For Enhancing Recovery,” Jamie Marich, Ph.D., shows sponsors and professionals how they can help clients heal from trauma
(PR NewsChannel) / July 24, 2012 / YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio  
Trauma and the Twelve Steps

"Trauma and the Twelve Steps" by Jamie Marich, Ph. D.

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., integrates the strategies for mental health trauma recovery and addiction treatment into one powerful volume, “Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide For Enhancing Recovery” (ISBN 061560305X). While many books deal with trauma and addiction, the majority is geared toward professionals and neglects to consider the collaborative community of sponsors and clients in the 12-step self-help process commonly associated with these issues. 

This book corrects that oversight and educates sponsors and mentors on how trauma impacts the addiction recovery process. Simultaneously, it enlightens trauma professionals on the benefits and services that 12-step groups can offer. “Trauma and the Twelve Steps” is a synthesis that few other guides have attempted until now.

Marich is a counselor with extensive experience in treating post-traumatic stress disorder related to abuse and trauma as well as chemical dependency and grief therapy. She is renowned for her ability to integrate cross-cultural understanding as well as the creative arts and music composition into the healing process. 

She was inspired to write this book while on the road doing trainings for various companies. She realized that despite the huge overlap between addiction and traumatic stress, addiction counselors tend to steer clear of trauma issues, and mental health counselors are often at loss in understanding addiction. The counselor soon realized her role as an ambassador between these two worlds.

“Trauma and the Twelve Steps” is a guide to integrating trauma and addiction recovery treatment in one comprehensive model. It pays as much attention to clients, sponsors and community mentors as it does to social workers and medical professionals. Written in clear prose and down-to-earth language, the book will prove essential to anyone working in trauma and addiction recovery.

“Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide For Enhancing Recovery” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Jamie Marich, Ph.D., earned a doctorate in counseling studies from Capella University and currently has a private practice in Youngstown, Ohio. She previously worked in all levels of addiction treatment. She specializes in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder related to abuse and trauma, utilizing an advanced technique known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She frequently travels throughout the country offering workshops for counselors and social workers.

Jamie Marich, Ph.D.
Phone:             (330) 469-9166



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