Dr Claudia Black

Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect, The Meadows Behavioural Healthcare

Claudia Black, Ph.D. is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. In the mid 1970’s Claudia gave “voice” to both young and adult children from addictive homes, offering a framework for their healing. This cutting edge work would be critical in creating the foundation for the codependency field and a greater understanding of the impact of family trauma. Since that time, Dr. Black has continued to be a passionate leader in the field of addiction. She designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, and addictive disorders. Claudia has authored over fifteen books most noted It Will Never Happen to Me. She is the recipient of numerous national awards; has been a keynote speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and on Parliament Hill in Ottowa Canada. She is a Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect for the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation.


May 15, 2019 - Video

Unspoken Legacy: Reverberations of Trauma in the Addicted Family

Dr Claudia Black presenting at iCAAD London 2019. Trauma begets trauma and addiction begets addiction; and each tend to beget the other.

Feb 8, 2019 - Video

I Hang Onto Hope Because I See It

World renowned expert Dr Claudia Black in conversation with iCAAD Academic Director Christophe Sauerwein, ahead of her keynote presentation at iCAAD...

Rome 2019