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Recorded on Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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Building and maintaining connection is essential in addictions treatment. This presentation will look at the development of attachment styles and the role this plays in substance use disorders. We will explore early object relations development and the unremembered assumptions that impact relationships and can lead to favoring substance use over intimate human connection. Lastly, we will look at using the client/clinician relationship itself to help a client move towards recovery, including goals, pitfalls, rupture and repair, transference and countertransference.


Maire Daugharty, MD, LAC, LPC, LMFT, is a board certified anesthesiologist and a licensed addiction counselor and psychotherapist. In addition to her practice in anesthesia, she teaches addiction counseling coursework, facilitates substance use disorder groups, and runs a private practice where she provides individual therapy for addiction, trauma, life transitions, and work life balance. With a keen interest in the intersection of medicine and mental health, Daugharty has presented on addiction and trauma related topics in medicine, and has co-presented at the ASGW on group work. Combining expertise in physiology and pharmacology with a particular interest in the therapeutic impact of connection in therapy, Daugharty brings a synergistic approach to treatment for substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe four instances where attachment informed approaches are important.
  • Participants will be able to describe three impacts of implicit memory from early childhood.
  • Participants will be able to learn at least two ways to discuss relapse in SUD counseling.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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This course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour 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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