Teachable Moments From The 12 Step Trenches – Incorporating Recovery TOTS (Tools of Twelve Step) to Address Addictions in Family Aftercare Outpatient Treatment Groups

We’re so excited to begin announcing our presenters at our upcoming annual conference!

Don’t miss Valerie Shinbaum’s workshop: Re-Entry With Recovery – Incorporating Recovery TOTS (Tools of Twelve Step) in Aftercare Outpatient Therapy Groups. This outpatient psycho-education and process group for addiction based and/or dual diagnosed clients and their families/significant others creates opportunity for education, information and support in order to facilitate communication, acceptance and understanding as the recovery journey continues. Since the disease of addiction affects all family systems members in addition to the identified addictions based clients, this hands on, experiential, interactive aftercare group provides Recovery TOTS (Tools of Twelve Step) resources to provide a systems approach to be utilized by all family members. When there is participation from all family members in utilizing Recovery TOTS resources, a family system accesses the proven, workable methods found in those resources to assist in relapse prevention, and striving toward positive and successful treatment outcomes.

Valerie J. Shinbaum, national speaker, published author, college professor and former radio talk show host, is a practicing psychotherapist since 1992, has two private practice locations in the Denver Metro area. A 12 step fellowship member since 1991, Ms. Shinbaum’s recovering journey has helped positively and successfully shape and define her clinical career. She continues to incorporate 12 step literature, tools, and other resources with positive outcomes in her work with clients. Ms Shinbaum’s first book, “Remaining Single: Well Worth The Wait – A Three Faceted Journey Towards Lasting Love” is available at her website, on Amazon.com and at Tattered Cover bookstore locations in the Denver Metro area. For more information about Ms. Shinbaum, visit www.bodymindandbalance.com.