Family Roles and Clinical Interventions

Family Roles and Clinical Interventions for Family Members of Individuals Struggling with Substance Use Disorders

Presenter: Ana Moreno, MS, LMHC, MCAP, CIP, MAC, ICADC, CDWF
Date: Friday Nov. 10, 2017, from 9am to 12pm – Boca Raton campus in SO111
Cost: $65

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Workshop Description:

Addiction and Alcoholism is a brain disease that not only affects the individual, but also affects the entire family.  It is a disease where there is usually a high level of denial and behavioral components.  Families may engage in enabling behaviors that facilitate and can extend the process and progression of the disease.  This is a family disease.

This workshop will explore how families may contribute to the addiction and changes they can make to heal the entire family system even if the afflicted individual does not stop their substance misuse. Family participation in a recovery journey can afford the opportunity to learn about substance use disorders, heal the pain caused by the disease, communicate with honesty and compassion, and help their loved one recover.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore and identify the progression of addiction.
  2. Identify the behaviors related to the progression of the disease in family members.
  3. Explore different intervention models and their clinical application.
  4. Identify the behaviors that help a family recovery.

Ana Moreno, MS, LMHC, MCAP, CIP, MAC, ICADC, CDWF is a psychotherapist and addiction specialist working in Miami, FL. She is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Family Recovery Specialists, an intensive outpatient treatment program and consulting practice that works with those suffering from addiction and other mental health disorders. Working in the mental health field for over 15 years, Ana has worked extensively with those individuals who suffer from addiction and other mental health disorders, specializing in working with the families of those in recovery. Ana has specific expertise and experience working with multicultural families both locally and internationally. She is former Associate Clinical Director of Lucida, a substance abuse and mental health treatment program in Lantana, Florida.  This program was created as a multicultural program taking into account the family dynamics of the Hispanic and Latin population that includes the family as an integral part of the process of recovery. Ana is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor in the state of Florida and a Certified Interventions Professional. She is a certified facilitator for The Daring Way ™ curriculum, a shame resilience approach to help people recovering from addictions.  In addition, she is certified as a SMART Recovery Facilitator.  Ms. Moreno has been published in an October 2011 study titled “Synthetic Cannabinoid Use: A Case Series of Adolescents and literature review on Autism Disorder and Substance Use in Youth that was presented at The World Psychiatric Conference in Madrid, Spain in 2014.” She is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association.

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