Chemical Dependency, A Family Affair: a journey from addiction and shame to recovery and belonging; with René Sternau, LP, LMFT
Name: Chemical Dependency, A Family Affair: a journey from addiction and shame to recovery and belonging; with René Sternau, LP, LMFT
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
We are excited to host René Sternau, LP, LMFT, educator, trainer, and innovator in the addiction and recovery field, who has been clinically involved with the recovery community for almost 40 years!
This powerful workshop will begin with looking at the correlation between addiction and shame, and how that dynamic impacts the way that families behave. As the question becomes "How do we make this dysfunctinal situation healthy?" we will then explore how healthy systems work, and how we can support families to create the changes needed for healing.
Participants can expect to:
- Review and discuss the characteristics and circumstances that induce shame in childhood and adoleschence.
- Identify the eight properties of harmful dependency.
- Examine and recognize the elements of a healthy family as a structure to heal shame.
René Sternau, is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist working with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to his private practice, he has been consulting with academic institutions for over 35 years. René was the Director of Family Care and Counseling at the Johnson Institute, where he and his team revamped intervention to be more family based, away from shame-based intervention, which became the standard in interventions. He is a national trainer and consultant, and specializes in helping people heal wounds and feelings of shame