Webinar February 2019

Presenters: Brandt Taylor, MS, LMFT, LCDC-I

Date: February 21, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Continuing Education: 1 unit/credit*

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Event Summary

Family is an instrumental part of the recovery process. As clinicians, engaging with family in group settings may offer a multitude of benefits for long-term recovery. During this one-hour webinar, Brandt will briefly present some of the research findings related to engaging families therapeutically within a group setting, in an effort to improve recovery outcomes. Additionally, he will provide an overview of empirically supported curriculum developed by Sterling Shumway, PhD, LMFT and Thomas Kimball, PhD, LMFT of Texas Tech University that can be applied to family groups. You’ll be provided with useable curriculum that includes systemic concepts to present didactically to family groups and some suggestions for follow-up, process-oriented discussions.

Participants will walk away able to:

  • Briefly review literature regarding the involvement of families in treatment and its relationship to recovery outcomes.
  • Present an overview of widely available curriculum that can be applied to family groups within a therapeutic setting.
  • The review of the curriculum will cover both the didactic and process-oriented components.
  • Primary topics to be discussed/reviewed:
  • Families as a System
  • Change in Recovery
  • Roles and Family Structure
  • Principles Important to Achieving Sustained Recovery

*This program has been submitted for approval to the National Association of Social Workers for One (1) continuing education contact hours.

About the presenter

Brandt Taylor, MS, LMFT, LCDC-I

Brandt Taylor joined the Lakeview Health at The Woodlands’ team in October 2018. Prior to being with Lakeview Health, Brandt engaged therapeutically with adolescents and their families within a Residential setting. Brandt earned his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis on Addiction and Recovery Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies, both from Texas Tech University. While working on his Master’s, Brandt engaged with individuals, families, and groups while working within internships at the Texas Tech Family Therapy Clinic and the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center. Brandt’s primary passion within his career is to provide quality care and share quality curriculum while working with families impacted by the disease of addiction.

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