Incorporating the Family into Treatment and Recovery, Part 4: Trauma Integrated Family Programming In Addiction Treatment

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, May 19, 2023 

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What would happen to our treatment outcomes if we were to really treat addiction like the chronic disease that we say it is? This presentation will apply lessons learned from how chronic disease is treated in integrated medical environments through the lens of medical family therapy and transgenerational family system trauma theory. The goal is for attendees to consider the need for a paradigm shift in how families are incorporated into the addiction treatment process. Attendees will learn about the phases of the chronic disease process and the developmental tasks for families in each phase. Michael Barnes, PhD, LAC, LPC, will discuss clinical implications and briefly introduce a family-centered clinical program for treating families who are struggling with addiction. The ultimate goal of this model will be to include the client in family services in order to create family healing and improve treatment outcomes.


Michael Barnes, PhD, LAC, LPC, has served as an addiction professional, program administrator, family therapist, and counselor educator throughout the past 40 years. For the past five years, he served as the Chief Clinical Officer at Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Prior to Foundry, Barnes served as the Manager of Residential Services and Clinical Educator at the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Hospital. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the Master's Program in Counseling at the University of Colorado in Denver. He earned his Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University, his Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh, and his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe addiction as a chronic disease that impacts each family member.
  • Participants will be able to utilize a three-generation assessment of addiction, traumatic stress, mental health issues, and medical issues to understand how family members respond to/cope with family members' active addiction/trauma.
  • Participants will be able to explain three symptoms of secondary trauma, complex PTSD (i.e., co-dependency), enabling, and problems with communication in all members of a family with addiction/trauma.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Incorporating the Family into Treatment and Recovery.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hour(s) of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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