Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center

CPD Mental Health

Mar 21 - 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Loyola Hall
Cost : $408

CPSY x258: Assessing and Treating Chemical Dependency


CPSY x258– Assessing and Treating Chemical Dependency
TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Friday, March 21, 9-5:30PM, Rm. 160 and Saturday, March 22, 9-5:30PM, Rm. 160, $408

*** 15 Continuing Education Hours ***


This two-day course provides tools for assessment and treatment of individuals and couples dealing with addiction.

Day One covers current neurological and biological theories of addiction; the developmental stages and tasks in recovery; use of 12-step programs, as well as alternatives to 12-step approaches; relapse prevention, and special treatment issues. Participants will participate in role plays to practice basic assessment and treatment strategies.

Day Two covers dynamics in chemically dependent family systems. The focus in particular on working with the couple system is based on the Couple Recovery Development Approach (CRDA), a research-based relational approach aimed at helping couples at all stages of recovery. Participants will practice in role plays specific strategies aimed at facilitating “Couple Recovery”.


At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

Be conversant about theory and concepts in contemporary addiction research and treatment with chemically dependent individuals.

Have an increased understanding/appreciation of the complexity of addiction treatment as well as development and articulation of therapeutic technique as it relates to practice with individual clients and with the couple system.

Apply a comprehensive model of treatment inclusive of development, systemic, psychodynamic (attachment and identity formation), and trauma theory.

Have increased familiarity with 12-step programs and how to incorporate them into treatment.


Robert Navarra, Psy.D, M.F.T., MAC is certified by the Gottman Institute as a Trainer and Speaker to offer all 3 Levels in  the Gottman Training and Certification curriculum. He co-authored a book chapter with  Dr. John Gottman, titled, “Gottman Method Couples Therapy: From Theory to Practice”. He has also been interviewed by Redbook Magazine, US News & World Report, and Women’s Day Magazine.

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Christina Enquist, Ed.D.
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