Couples & Cocktails: What Therapists Need to Know That They Don't.

 Photo by  Sam Howzit

Photo by Sam Howzit

Substance abuse is one of the most perplexing and patience-testing aspects of clinical treatment. The way the body responds to a drug, like alcohol, makes it's chronic abuse frustrating to treat. To make matters even more complicated, substance abuse challenges like alcohol abuse or alcoholism emerge in subtle ways when you're treating couples. 

How does alcohol use or abuse affect intimacy?

This is just one of the many questions that therapists will encounter when treating couples in which one or both partners struggles with alcohol abuse. Fortunately, because it's such a perplexing problem, there are excellent researchers and clinicians dedicated to it's treatment. 

Take Dr. Barbara S. McCrady

Dr. McCrady's dedication to the treatment of alcohol abuse within couple's work is nationally recognized. She has paved the road for clinicians across the country who are trying to help couples and families dealing with this vexing problem. 

We're proud and excited to have Dr. McCrady as the keynote speaker at our upcoming day conference on Friday, October 14th. Dr. McCrady will speak about her cutting edge research on how alcohol problems impact intimate relationships. She'll discuss, specifically, how alcohol abuse impacts not just couples, but the families that surround them. 

Most importantly, Dr. McCrady will discuss treatment modalities that clinicians can use to help treat couples in need of support. 

We're excited to offer 7 CEUs (1.5 ethics) LMFTs, LPCs, LCDCs, social workers and psychologists. Registration is open now and will remain open to the day of the conference. You can register now or at the conference. 

We are excited to host this day conference in partnership with our sponsors and look forward to an informational and inspiring conference with Dr. McCrady. 

For sponsors, information about this event is available on our sponsorship page. We look forward to partnering with you. 

Austin Family Institute

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