Helping Women Recover from Addiction – Gateway Foundation Sponsored Workshop

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is proud to extend a rare development opportunity to our valued professional partners. To help advance understanding of substance abuse treatment for women, Gateway has invited clinician and women’s treatment specialist Dr. Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., to lead a two-day training workshop in Chicago with a focus on “Helping Women Recover.”

The workshop will be held April 19 and 20, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, located at 17 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60602.

12 CEU credits can be earned by professionals for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, NADAAC, and IAODAPCA (CADC).

About the Workshop
There is growing evidence documenting the impact of child neglect and abuse (as well as other forms of trauma) on Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addictionwomen’s health, mental health and behavior. Workshop attendees will learn about the history of women’s treatment, current theoretical perspectives, the treatment environment and treatment strategies.

Based on Dr.Covington’s curriculum, Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction, the two-day workshop takes a closer look at the comprehensive treatment model for women, integrating theories of addiction, psychological development and trauma. The women’s recovery training covers: key issues of self, relationships, sexuality and spirituality, in addition to the therapeutic techniques for dealing with these issues.

About Dr. Stephanie Covington
For more than 25 years, Dr. Covington’s work has focused on the creation of gender-responsive and trauma-informed services. Her extensive experience includes designing women’s services at the Betty Ford Center, developing programs for women in criminal justice settings and being the featured therapist on the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show entitled “Breaking Down the Bars.” She has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna and was selected for the Federal Advisory Council on Women’s Services.

Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology. She has published extensively, including six gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment curricula. Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of both the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice.

To make the training as accessible as possible, Gateway is extending this invaluable opportunity to select partners at the cost of $250 per person; please note, space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

To make a reservation contact:

Dr. Phil Welches, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Clinical Director
Phone (312) 913-2319
pwelches@gatewayfoundation.org

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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