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How Families Impact the Addict: Systems Theory Applied to Substance Use and Process Disorder Treatment

1.5 CE Hour
Clinical, Diagnosis

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Working with addictions and compulsive behaviors is an under-trained area. Many therapists would state they do not feel equipped to work with addiction, especially a process disorder, such as sex addiction or an eating disorder. Treating a substance use disorder or process disorder should not be scary for a well-equipped therapist. Frequently, when treating this specific issue, this will be very person-centered and miss the system surrounding and impacting the individual. The goal of this session would be to help MFT’s feel informed and understanding of how to apply our systems training to treating these individuals.

Target Audience
  • National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter
  • Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Louisiana Counselors
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understanding diagnostic criteria for a substance use and process disorder.

  • Application of systems theories to the treatment of these individuals.

  • Tools to utilize in addressing systemic issues that have contributed to addictive and compulsive/impulsive behavior from the individual.

CE Details

This program was approved for 1.5 Clinical contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.5 Diagnosis hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education clock hours.  This presentation has been reviewed and has been approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Olivia Mason, MS, LMFT, CSAT, CPTT

Olivia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Her primary focus is to help those with relational issues, infidelity, codependence, betrayal trauma, impulse control, and attachment struggles. She is also a Brainspotting Practitioner, which targets processing trauma, activations in the body, and chronic issues.

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