How and why to integrate spirituality into therapy and addiction counseling

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Working in the addiction treatment field, we are familiar with using spiritual concepts in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction; the concept of spirituality is seen as a construct for healing in recovery. Research has shown that increased spiritual practices have been associated with improved treatment outcomes and decreased recidivism. In the context of treatment, we need to become familiar with the ideology of our clients and how to bridge the gap of spirituality between our programmatic beliefs, personal beliefs, and the client’s beliefs on this subject. This interview explores the concept of spirituality, as can be characterized by the individual, while exploring how to disseminate an overall program of spiritual growth.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define spirituality; Describe at least one research finding that supports the integration of spirituality in addiction recovery; Describe three mindfulness practices.

  • Downloadable Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast interview (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory.

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Trauma and Addiction Specialist

Gina Tabrizy, LMFT #31490

Senior Instructor

Gina H. Tabrizy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with thirty years of experience, knowledge, and expertise in the areas of Addiction, Trauma, and Codependency. She’s appeared on Local and National Television Programs, speaking about the impact of Childhood Trauma/Abuse and Addiction. Gina has guested on several talk radio programs, and moderated programs on the internet, presented at the National Conferences, given hundreds of lectures. Co-founded Harmony Heals Inc., acting as the Clinical Director. Gina holds consulting positions for treatment and residential recovery programs. Specialties include: E.M.D.R., Certified Hypnotherapist, Director of Psychodrama, Inner Child Work, and P.I.T. She enjoys a reputation for providing excellent clinical care. As a speaker and practitioner, she is known for being direct, passionate, humorous, and loving. She is a proud mother of two children whom she considers her greatest accomplishment and joy.

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