Toledo Educational Events

"Integrating Strengths - Building into 12-Step Recovery: How Positive Psychology Can Facilitate Addiction Treatment"

wednesday, february 3, 2016

Networking: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Presentation: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Overview: 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. 

This program is designed to help you:

1.       Increase sensitivity to the struggle inherent in clients without a belief in God or concept of higher power, but who are seeking recovery through traditional 12-Step programs.

2.       Explore creative and meaningful ways to help recovering clients struggling with the concept God to define their own concepts of higher power, including finding it within themselves and their support network.

3.       Utilize principles of Positive Psychology to help struggling clients in 12-Step programs to consider a higher power as a higher purpose for themselves, and to recognize the goal of a better life as the central and cohesive element of their recovery.

4.       Utilize principles of Positive Psychology to help clients in 12-Step programs who do have traditional understandings of God or higher power to enhance their recovery through self-empowerment to reach their goal of a better life.

William Hale, Ph.D., LICDC-CS
Manager, Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Beachwood, Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Rocky River

Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Toledo
3425 Executive Parkway, Suite 207
Toledo, Ohio 43606

This educational presentation is offered as part of Glenbeigh's community benefit initiative and there is no charge to attend.

Please RSVP by February 1, 2016 by calling 419-536-4000
or by email to

2.0 CEU's have been applied for from:

  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Board
  • The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board


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