"Integrating Strengths-Building into 12 Step Recovery: How Positive Psychology Can Facilitate Spiritual Development in Treatment for Substance Dependence"
July 18, 2013
The 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous places a strong emphasis on reaching out to God, or a higher power, for help. This can be an obstacle for people who may struggle with these concepts. In this program, participants will explore how these spiritual elements of the 12 Step program can be freshly characterized by those without a traditional understanding of or belief in them and strengthened by those who do hold these beliefs. They will explore creative ways of conceptualizing 12 Step philosophy within a framework of Positive Psychology and learn how to merge this philosophy's self-empowerment tools with the tenets of the 12 Step recovery program.
Networking/Continental Breakfast from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Program from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
William Hale, Ph.D., LICDC
Counseling Supervisor, Glenbeigh Rock Creek
Raymond M. Blasco, MD Memorial Library
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
There is no charge to attend this program.
Please RSVP by July 6, 2013
Approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours by:
Pennsylvania Certification Board
Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Employee Assistance Certification Commission
Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Ohio State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors