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6 CE Hour Training

Anxious about seeing couples when substance use is present? In this 6-hour training, Diane McLendon, LMFT, will provide participants with a conceptual framework that will support their work with couples when substance use is present. The training will demonstrate how to integrate substance use behaviors into common therapy models, such as narrative, EFT, and solution-focused. In addition, participants will gain interventions that they can integrate into their practice right away.

Specifically, we will explore:

  • Different models and theories of addiction
  • How addiction impacts the couple system
  • How to apply addiction models and theories to couple’s therapy work
  • Integrate addictive behaviors into common family therapy models, such as EFT, narrative, and solution-focused 
  • How to apply interventions into your work with couples
  • How to design interventions that meet the goal of increasing empathy and decreasing shame

Facilitator: Diane McLendon LMFT. Diane has 8 years of direct, clinical experience focusing on couples/families and addiction; she is currently practicing as a LMFT at Family Ties Counseling Center in Portland, Oregon. She has developed and taught several curricula in the field of addictions and families. Students describe Diane’s teaching style as engaging, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

Who this is for: The training is suitable for beginning to intermediate-level LMFTs, LCSWs, Psychologists, LPCs, students, and interns.

When: Friday, April 2nd, 2021 9:00am – 4:00pm  

Location: Live-Stream via Zoom, Remote access only.  (4-5 days prior to the workshop, registrants will receive an email with a link to the zoom online session).

Cost$150 ($125 early bird fee if registered before 3/26/21)


Refund Policy:  Prior to 3/26/21: Full refund (This will be issued thru Eventbrite less their administrative fee). After 3/26/21:  No refunds, but you can send a replacement if you are able to. Medical exceptions and related family emergencies will be honored.

Contact:  Jeremy Manalis is the organizer: [email protected] (or reach out to Diane at [email protected])

Host: Family Ties Counseling Center: 333 S Flower St, Portland OR 97239. 503-349-2281.