Improving Addiction Treatment Outcomes Through a Relational Approach

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

The phrase “the opposite of addiction is connection” has been floating around recovery spaces for years. Research is beginning to look at the validity of this statement, even on a neurological level. This webinar will review important information to consider when working with individuals and families in early recovery, both in terms of clinician considerations for self of the therapist’s work, and as it relates to clinical application. We will explore recent research that points to the importance of taking a relational approach to addiction treatment, looking at the neurological intersections between relational functioning and addiction. Participants will gain knowledge regarding the power of meaningful connection as it relates to sustaining long-term recovery and will also learn clinical interventions that can be utilized in sessions in order to improve treatment outcomes.

Presented by:
Gabrielle Wynschenk, LMFT
Family Wellness Clinician

Gabrielle Wynschenk, LMFT has earned a Master of Family Therapy degree as well as licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Connecticut. Gabrielle has been working in the field of addiction treatment for years in various capacities. Currently, Gabrielle works at Mountainside Treatment Center as a Family Wellness Clinician. At Mountainside, Gabrielle facilitates various psychoeducational group offerings for the individuals in residential treatment, facilitates psychoeducational group offerings for family members of Mountainside clients, maintains a caseload in which she conducts individual and family therapy sessions, creates group curriculum on family dynamics, facilitates webinars and other educational offerings for community providers, and writes articles for Mountainside’s blog. Gabrielle is passionate about including families in the addiction treatment process and works to integrate her expertise in family systems theory with her knowledge of addiction treatment to best serve her clients’ needs.