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Recorded on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 

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Outline/Schedule: Fostering Couple Recovery Webinar Schedule
Answers: Live Event Q & A (coming soon...)

A relational approach to addiction treatment is the missing component in most contemporary addiction models, even though this default assumption conflicts with most empirical evidence. Long-standing and well-established research has consistently supported couple and family approaches for treating addictive disorders. One approach, the Couple Recovery Development Approach (CRDA), offers specific strategies for addiction professionals to help couples develop a relationship recovery that supports individual recovery, maximizing the chances for successful recovery for individual family members, as well as the family.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and describe the three components of successful couple recovery.
  • Apply four strategies counselors and therapists can employ to strengthen couple recovery.
  • Define and differentiate interdependency from codependency.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours. 


Robert J. Navarra, PsyD, LMFT, MAC, is a Certified Gottman Therapist specializing in couple recovery. Based on his research of over 15 years he created “Roadmap for the Journey,” a 2-day workshop designed for couples in early & long-term addiction recovery. “Roadmap for the Journey” has been given in treatment programs and is a featured workshop at Betty Ford Hazelden’s line up of workshops in 2019 and 2020. He has authored “Systemic Addiction Treatment in Couple and Family Therapy” for the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, as well as co-authored articles on Gottman Method Therapy and several book chapters with Dr. John Gottman. Navarra has presented nationally and internationally, and at several NAADAC conferences. Additionally, Navarra co-authored an article with William White on couple recovery.

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. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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