Strolling Down Memory Lane: Systemic Constellation Work in Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Addiction is not an individual’s personal and moral failure, nor is it merely a genetic vulnerability or disposition/dis-ease. As the message of Dr. Gabor Maté, proponent of a compassionate, systemic view of addiction goes viral, Systemic Constellation Work offers an opportunity to expand systemic thinking and experience beyond our family of origin.  

Yes, our ancestor’s genes matter; so do their experiences. The Constellation Process broadly expands the focus on addiction beyond it rooting in the family of origin. This unique, trauma-informed, systemically structured work includes our clients’ lineages — the family’s dead — in a breathing 3D family portrait. Recognizing broken connections retrospectively and interventions to mend them in real-time lies at the core of this approach.

Karin Dremel, MTS, R.P. HP

Karin is a Humanist Chaplain a German native, and resides in Boulder, CO. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (R.P.) in Colorado, a Federally Licensed Naturopath (Heilpraktikerin) and Integrative Healing Practitioner in Germany, an Ancestral Research Counselor and internationally known Systemic Constellation Facilitator/Supervisor. She has 28 years of clinical and teaching experience in Systemic Traumatology. Exploration and mending broken connections in various systemic contexts (family, lineage, work, community, etc.) gradually allows her clients to find, create, and assert their belonging in the web of life.

Karin received a BA, m.c.l., in Social Sciences at MSUDenver and a MTS (Masters in Theological Studies) at Iliff School of Theology, Denver. She presently pursues a doctoral degree (EdD) at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR), Berkeley. Her doctoral research focuses on adult education models to raise awareness and foster willingness in the general public to participate in the practice of mending broken connection in their individual lives, as well as across cultural, social and historical divisions.