The Informed Family Series
Kim Ferris Rubenstein
Tuesday, June 13
“Family Recovery” with Patrick Dowling, LPC
Addiction can tear families apart. Family Recovery offers the family the opportunity to heal together, to renegotiate relationships, to re-cover together. We will discuss the parallel process of recovery and how to take responsibility for your own recovery, invite family members to do the same, and to create a family culture that works.
Tuesday, July 11
“Relapse: Responses & Prevention” with A. Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW
We will be looking at decreasing mental health symptoms and increasing recovery resilience. Mike would like to explore relapse prevention for both mental health and substance use disorder and develop healthy recovery resources to meet seasonal needs of recovery. Insightful discussion on strengthening the individual and family in their recovery journey.
Tuesday, August 1
“Compassion Fatigue” with Lex Remillard, MSW, LCSW & Patrick Dowling, LPC
Attending to the suffering of loved ones with mental illness and addiction issues can exhaust our ability to keep ourselves safe. Vicarious trauma can damage our brains and bodies just as intensely as the person experiencing the trauma directly. This workshop will focus on ways to ensure we are adequately resourced to maintain our health while we attend to the suffering of others.
Tuesday, September 5
“Belief & Disbelief: Clinical Implications of Spirituality” with A. Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW
We’ll explore the intersection of spirituality in the clinical setting. Integrating alternative and classic recovery terms and beliefs while honoring individuals disbeliefs is possible. We’ll investigate healthy spirituality in recovery.
Tuesday, October 3
“Advocacy” with Patrick Dowling, LPC & a panel
Details coming soon!
Tuesday, November 7
“Anxiety is Your Friend” with Louis J. Bevilacqua, PsyD
Anxiety is a natural part of every day life. Yet, for millions of us, anxiety can stop us from enjoying life. Whether anxiety stops us from talking with someone, going somewhere, trying something new, or leaving the house – there is hope. Dr. Lou will explain how to manage and overcome anxiety.
Tuesday, December 5
“What’s Right with You?” with Patrick Dowling, LPC
Details coming soon!