" Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency "

July 26, 2019

Please Join SFV EAPA for Breakfast, Networking and Continuing Education Earn two CE credits at July's San Fernando Valley Employee Assistance Providers Association meeting:

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency "

Presented by: Robert Weiss PhD, MSW

2.0 CE Credits provided for 9:00 – 11:00am course without break
CE Credits provided through CEPA #138918 CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider
$15 members $20 nonmembers

Prodependence is a new concept in addiction healthcare. It is intended to improve the ways we treat loved ones of addicts and other troubled people, offering them more dignity for their suffering than blame for the problem. With its attachment-focused view, prodependence pushes aside the flaws of the codependency model, which generally suggests that family members of addicts need to “detach with love” and if they don’t neither the family member nor the addict will change or grow. That advice typically leaves loved ones of addicts feeling confused and misunderstood rather than supported and validated. Prodependence approaches the matter differently, choosing to celebrate and value a caregiving loved one’s willingness to support and stay connected with an addicted family member, while promoting healing for the entire family.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the major difference between codependence and prodependence
  2. Learn how prodependence views problem behaviors acted out by an addict’s loved ones.
  3. Understand the kind of treatment that can be offered to loved ones of addicts.

Robert Weiss PhD, MSW is an expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions, most notably sex/porn/relationship addictions along with co-occurring drug/sex addiction. A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Rob frequently serves as a subject matter expert for major media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others. A skilled clinical educator, Dr. Rob routinely provides training to therapists, hospitals, psychiatric organizations, and even the US military. Over the years, he has created and overseen nearly a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities across the globe. For more information or to reach Dr. Rob, visit SeekingIntegrity.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW).

Dr. Rob is the author of Prodependence: Moving Beyond CodependencyOut of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control, among other books. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today and Psych Central. His podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction, is rated as a Top 10 Addiction Podcast for 2019. He also hosts a weekly live no cost Webinar with Q&A on SexandRelationshipHealing.com.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, July 28th


Program Costs:
Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Students with I.D: $10

2 PDH / CEU Credits for CEAP,  LCSW, MFT

RSVP: For details, special accommodations or to RSVP, please contact Naheed Carter at Naheed.awan@gmail.com
or (240) 381-8154. Space is limited.

Friday, July 26, 2019
8:30 am Networking
9-11 am Program

SFV-EAPA Meeting Location:
Tarzana Treatment Center
6022 Variel Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA

The July 2019 meeting is sponsored by:
Delphi Behavioral Health Group




 

   
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