Join us for a CEU Event and Breakfast on Feb 5
Join The Emily Program & The Retreat for Why Families Wait so Long to Intervene (on a loved one struggling with addiction). This is a complimentary breakfast and continuing education event being held on February 5, 2014.
Join The Emily Program & The Retreat to:
- Understand how family struggles manifest themselves across illnesses, including eating disorders.
- Learn the disease model and why it is considered a family disease.
- Learn how family members struggle with a loved one’s addiction.
- Consider the way emotions of family members are side tracked by the addict.
- Connect with helpful resources.
This workshop will help professionals further understand chemical addiction and its impact on family members. We will explore why families wait to seek help and why they are unable to help a substance abuser get healthy. We will also explore what families can do to help an addict family member.
When: February 5 from 8-10:30 AM
Location: The Emily Program, 5354 Parkdale Drive, 2nd Floor, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-10:30 AM Presentation
Approved by the MN Board of Social Work and the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for two (2) hours of credit for Social Workers and LADC’s.
Meet the Speakers:
Kitty Westin, MA, LP
As former Advocacy Director and current Board Member, Kitty leads the charge for The Emily Program Foundation advocacy efforts. In addition to her work with The Emily Program Foundation, she serves on the Board of the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action, headquar¬tered in Washington, D.C. She is a relent¬less advocate for individuals and families impacted by eating disorders.
Ellie is the Director of Family & Spiritual Recovery at The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. Before joining The Retreat staff, Ellie was an independent businesswoman, a social worker, and worked with the state of Min¬nesota developing programs and writing legislation. She is a Certified Spiritual Director, has been an active participant in Twelve-Step recovery since 1993, and has significant experience organizing retreats and conferences.