Speaker • Trainer • Consultant

LCSW LISAC BCETS CP
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Adena Bank Lees LCSW, LISAC, BCETS, FAAETS, CP
2292 West Magee Road, Ste. 260 Tucson, AZ 85742

Adena is an internationally recognized speaker, author, trainer and consultant, providing a fresh and important look at addiction treatment, traumatic stress and recovery. Her specialty is childhood sexual abuse, in particular, covert emotional incest.

Presentations / Lectures (sampling of presentations / lectures)

  • “Ethically Sound Experiential Interventions For Trauma And Self-Injury,” Southwest School for Behavioral Health Conference, AZ 2015
  • “Ethics and Cultural Diversity in Action,” Arizona Psychodrama Institute Training, AZ. Annually since 2013.
  • “Moreno Meets Buddha and Neuroscience,” International Association for Group Psychotherapy/British Psychodrama Conference, England 2014
  • “Imago Therapy with Traumatized Couples,” American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Conference, CA 2014
  • “Trauma and the Body,” Arizona Integrative Wellness Coalition, AZ 2012
  • “Ethics in Action,” Employee Assistance Association of Southern Arizona 2012
  • “12 Healing Steps in Action,” Arizona Psychodrama Institute Training, AZ 2012
  • “Psychodrama in Agency Settings,” Jewish Family and Children Services, AZ 2011
  • “What is Trauma and How Does It Impact Addiction Recovery?” staff training for South Pacific Private Treatment Center, Australia, 2011
  • “Neurobiology of Trauma” keynote presentation for Healthy Families Initiative of Arizona Conference, AZ 2002-2003
  • “Borderline Personality Disorder and Sexual Trauma,” Progressive Health Care Inc., LA 2002
  • “Eating Disorders and Self-Harm,” Midwest Conference on Sexual Abuse and Incest, WI 2001
  • Southwest School for Behavioral Health Studies Conferences, Tucson AZ 1995 to Present
  • "The Child as Substitute Spouse: Naming and Validating Emotional Incest," American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Conference, FL 2017

Education

  • Master of Social Work with honors - Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 05/89
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with honors - SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 05/84

Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners - Expires 3/31/2019
  • Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, International Certification, NCRC/AODA – Expires 11/2018
  • Arizona Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, ABCAC - Expires 11/2018
  • Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners - Expires 3/31/2019
  • Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Diplomate AAETS - Lifetime
  • Certified Imago® Relationship Therapist, Imago International - Lifetime
  • Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy - Lifetime

Employment Experience

  • Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant - 1992 to Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Arizona Psychodrama Institute - 2012 to Present
  • Psychotherapist in Private Practice - 1992 to Present
  • Float Therapist, Sierra Tucson LLC - 2004 to 2005
  • Program Developer and Facilitator, Mirasol Inc - 2000 to 2003
  • Faculty Supervisor/Instructor, University of Phoenix - 1993 to 2001
  • Primary/Family Therapist, Sierra Tucson LLC - 1990 to 1992

Continuing Education (sampling of workshops attended)

  • Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy Training Primary Trainer - Katherine Norgard PhD TEP (680 + hours)
  • EMDR Basic and Level II Training - Steven Silver and Andrew Leeds
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy/Neurobiology of Trauma - Janina Fisher PhD
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology/Mindsight/The Neurobiology of We - Daniel J. Siegel MD
  • Substance Abuse and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders Daniel Amen MD
  • Men and Depression - Terrance Real MS
  • Motivational Interviewing - David Mee Lee MD
  • Impact of Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment on Brain Development - Bruce Perry MD
  • Substance Abuse and its Relation to Sexual Abuse - Patrick Carnes PhD
  • Family of Origin Shame - Claudia Black MSW PhD
  • Action Techniques with Trauma Survivors - Dena Baumgartner PhD TEP
  • The Biology of Trauma/New Frontiers of PTSD Treatment - Bessel van der Kolk MD

Memberships

  • Fellow Member American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP)
  • Clinical Member Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy
  • International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Process

Publications

  • Lees, Adena Bank. Practical Tools for the Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse. 2000.
  • Lees, Adena Bank. 12 Healing Steps for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse; A Practical Guide. 1999. Revised addition 2012. [Order book here]