Second Saturday Workshops
Recovery Enrichment Workshops
Second Saturday workshops are free to all members of the community and focus on addiction and recovery. National and local speakers present on current topics of interest ranging from Eating Disorders to Self Care and Boundaries to Soul-Based Psychology to In-depth Focus on Step Work and much more.
Workshops are held from 10 AM to 12 PM the second Saturday of each month (except December) at:
8402 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas, 78754
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Two hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered to chemical dependency professionals with LCDC, ADC, LMFT, LCSW and LMSW certifications as approved by DSHS and TCBAP.
For any questions on Second Saturday, feel free to email Ramona Cruz-Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 8, 2014
10 a.m. to Noon
“Journey to Awareness: Embracing Your Shadow”
What if there was a part of our personality that others could see but we simply cannot? How often have we wondered why we act or react in a particular way? Early in our lives, most of us learned to hide parts of ourselves we were told were “bad”. This is what Carl Jung identified as “shadow”, the parts of us that we hide, repress or even deny. These parts, however, in spite of our best efforts to avoid, continue to show up unexpectedly. There are ways to identify these shadows and learn more about how they work and don’t in our lives. By uncovering the messages or self talk, we can learn from them and transform them into positive life-changing allies. This presentation will support participants in an examination of early contributions that led to the need to disown parts of one’s personality, the self-talk used to perpetuate the withholding, and simple tools to discover the full spectrum of one’s self.
Presented by Abi Williams, Ph.D., LCSW, CSAT, CMAT, CGP, Senior Clinical Advisor at Austin Recovery.
Dr. Abi Williams has recently joined Austin Recovery as Senior Clinical Advisor. Abi originally joined The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston family as part of the Center for Recovering Families in 1990, where she helped develop the Healing Choices Intensive Outpatient Program. Abi earned her BS in Psychology in 1986, her Master’s degree in Social Work in 1988, and her PhD in 2000. She is a certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. Abi specializes in family-systems focused therapy in the treatment of codependency, substance abuse and process addictions. She brings her own personal Alanon recovery of over 30 years to her work. After Abi left Center for Recovering Families in 2010 to move to the Hill Country, she continued working in the field clinically, helping develop psychoeducational curricula and intensive family programs for Austin-area residential treatment centers. In her new role as Senior Clinical Advisor, Abi will help to launch the Center for Recovering Families-Austin this spring.
April 12, 2014
Presented by Crystal Collier, Ph.D. Topic TBD.