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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PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in April 2013, Second Saturday Workshops will have a different feel, getting back to the series roots of "recovery enrichment." The topics will be more recovery-focused than professional development-focused. As a response to feedback, we will still be offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Two hours of continuing education credits are offered to chemical dependency professionals with LCDC, ADC, LCSW and LMSW certifications as approved by DSHS and TCBAP.
For any questions on Second Saturday, feel free to email Ramona Cruz-Peters at email@example.com.
June 8, 2013
10 a.m. to Noon
“You Just Don’t Understand? Try Me: Why Couples Work is Important to the Recovery Process”
Dr. Murthy will provide you with a framework for understanding how to improve your own relationship within the context of Addiction. Through lecture and small group exercises, you will increase your overall understanding of how to: identify areas of self sabotage in a relationship; clarify your ‘relationship values;’ recognize healthy attachments; and find peace through connection and compassion.
Presented by Kavita Murthy, Ph.D.
Dr. Kavita Murthy received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Texas A&M University in 1996. During her Internship at Harvard University, Dr. Murthy worked closely with Dr. Timothy O’Farrell on his grant funded program, “Couples in Alcoholic Marriages” (Project CALM), which utilized the group process to help heal relationships that are in the early stages of recovery. It was during this time that Dr. Murthy decided to focus on working with couples who suffer from generalized trauma associated with various forms of addiction. She currently has a private practice in South Austin, and teaches part-time at St. Edwards University.
July 13, 2013: Presnted by Laura Jones-Swann MEd., LCDC and David Clemons, Psy.D