Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, CIP


Caroline Smith holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. She is EMDR trained and holds clinical expertise in the areas of trauma resolution, relationship attachment patterns, addiction interaction disorder, and the two most primary process addictions, food and sex.

Caroline Smith is the Pine Grove Director of Addiction Services and Intensive Workshops. Additionally, Smith frequently speaks at professional conferences throughout the United States and Internationally. She also had the honor of providing a plenary session during Ireland's first Neuroscience and Addiction Conference. She is a trainer for both European and American professionals seeking Board Registered Interventionist (BRI) credentialing and authored a chapter in the published book, Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, 2nd edition.

Before joining Pine Grove in 2004, Smith had to opportunity to work with individuals notable in the field, including Ralph and Marcus Earl, Marilyn Murray, Patrick Carnes, John Bradshaw, Claudia Black, Terrance Real and Pia Mellody.

Smith’s theoretical perspective has been heavily influenced by graduate studies examining the influence early childhood experiences have on adult relationship attachment, cognitive processes, affect regulation, spiritual practice, sexual expression and social functioning throughout the lifespan. She is a passionate force in the support of healing, hope and sustainable recovery.

10:15am – 11:45am EDT

Wednesday October 28th

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Insecure Attachment & the Death of Authentic Intimacy

1.5 CE Credit

This session will explore the many faces of insecure attachment and its impact on adult primary relationships.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), three basic attachment styles and effective clinical strategies will all be considered and explained. 

This presentation integrates four well respected therapeutic models:  attachment theory, ego state identification, transactional analysis and internal family systems.