Anxious about seeing couples when substance use is present? In this one-hour webinar, Diane McLendon LMFT, a seasoned couples’ therapist will provide participants with a conceptual framework that enhances efficacy when working with couples in which one partner struggles with substance use. The webinar will also provide practical tools and specific interventions to help clinicians develop confidence to better help their clients. Attendees will be able to ask questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.
Target audience: This webinar is appropriate for all mental health professionals.
Content level: Beginning to intermediate
· Describe the framework of addiction and how it impacts the couple system.
· Design interventions that meet the goal of increasing empathy and decreasing shame.
· Apply specific techniques to shift the couple system and facilitate change.
1. What addiction is (and isn’t)
a. Common myths of addiction
b. How to frame addiction
c. Biopsychosocial model of addiction: An intervention
2. Main goal: Increasing Empathy and Decreasing Shame
3. Interventions: The How To
a. Externalize, externalize, externalize!
b. Three’s a crowd
c. Personify and combat
DUE TO THE LIVE NATURE OF THIS PRESENTATION, NO RECORDING WILL BE AVAILABLE.
To receive a certificate of attendance participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire webinar and complete an online webinar evaluation. Certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants who complete an evaluation at the end of the webinar. No CE credits provided for this event.
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