Gateway Foundation Substance Abuse Experts are Co-Authors of “Mindfulness-Based Sobriety” Available on Amazon
Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers are proud to offer two free Lunchtime Learning webinars in January 2014. Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from Gateway’s substance abuse treatment and mindfulness-based sobriety experts and earn continuing education credit.
About the Training
The goal of this webinar is to increase understanding of mindfulness and its use in substance abuse treatment programs. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe and accept your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and urges, without judgment and without reacting to them.
This practice is highly effective in treating emotional dysregulation, stress, depression, grief, and impulsivity – all of which are at risk of fueling addiction.
What you will learn:
- The basics of mindfulness practice.
- The history and development of the Mindfulness-Based Therapy model.
- How Gateway’s innovative approach to mindfulness-based sobriety integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Relapse Prevention Therapy RPT).
1 CE – NAADAC, Illinois – LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, Nursing
COST: FREE with registration
Space is limited, register online today!
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Meet the Trainers
Substance abuse experts and co-authors of Mindfulness-Based Sobriety: A Clinician’s Treatment Guide for Addiction Recovery, Dr. Phil Welches, PhD and Nick Turner, MSW, LCSW, CADC.
Dr. Phil Welches, PhD, Clinical Director, Gateway Foundation
A licensed clinical psychologist, Gateway Clinical Director Dr. Phil Welches, PhD joined Gateway in 2003 ad directs clinical services at all 10 Gateway Treatment Centers. With more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Welches has extensive expertise in treating substance abuse and dual-diagnoses/co/occurring disorders.
Nick Turner, MSW, LCSW, CADC, Clinical Supervisor, Gateway Chicago River North Treatment Center
Nick Turner is a Clinical Supervisor that specializes in providing individual and group counseling for those with substance abuse and mental health needs. For Nick, the most fulfilling part of his job is creating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, where people can connect with their values and goals. He enjoys working at Gateway Foundation because as an organization, it places emphasis on its treatment programs being clinically sound and state of the art.