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Recorded on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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This webinar is sponsored by Recovery Path.

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We know that relationships impacted by addiction have divorce rates four times higher than average. Even after beginning recovery, relationships are still at risk. Trauma history is likely to play a key reason. Partners impacted by addiction often have a long history of trauma that may precede their relationship. Added to previous trauma, there is the trauma of addiction and the trauma of recovery, an often overlooked dynamic. This webinar provides tools for addiction professionals to assess and address trauma from a relational perspective by providing three interventions designed to help couples to identify, normalize, and manage triggers. Helping couples manage trauma increases the likelihood of greater relationship stability which correlates with successful long-term recovery.


Robert J. Navarra, PsyD, LMFT, MAC, is a therapist and researcher specializing in couple recovery. Based on his research of over 15 years, he created Roadmap for the Journey, a two-day workshop designed for couples in early and long-term addiction recovery. Roadmap for the Journey has been given in treatment programs and has been a featured workshop at Hazelden Betty Ford’s line up of workshops in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Navarra authored “Systemic Addiction Treatment in Couple and Family Therapy” for the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy and has presented his research nationally, internationally, and at several NAADAC conferences. Additionally, Navarra co-authored an article with William White on couple’s recovery.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to summarize three sources of trauma when working relationally.
  • Participants will be able to describe the importance of a relational approach in managing addiction trauma.
  • Participants will be able to apply three interventions used to address trauma from a relational perspective.
Content Level

Beginner 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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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions. 
This course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours 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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