Upcoming events

    • 11 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
    • 24

    Partners and Families of Addicts

    This presentation will present the Dos and Don’ts for partners and families of addicts—those things that are helpful for the partners  and families  of addicts and those that are not.  In addition we will explore the differences between substance use addicts and process addiction addicts i.e., sex, food, gambling and how it affects the partner and families. Surprisingly, the therapy and treatment for families of process addicts is quite different from that of substance use addicts.

    Ava Profota, LCSW-S, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

    Ms. Profota is a licensed clinical social worker, certified sex addiction therapist, certified multiple addictions therapist and supervisor for all three credentials. She worked six years in residential substance use treatment managing clients with multi-addictions and co-occurring diagnoses and initiated a number of co-occurring addiction programs while there. In addition to CSAT training, she has trained with Pia Mellody from the Meadows in Arizona, in childhood relational trauma resolution. She founded Inner Loop Counseling in 2010, an outpatient treatment center with multi levels of care for sex and love addiction, attachment disorder, childhood relational trauma and financial disorders. In 2014, Ms. Profota was voted Addiction Counselor of the Year by the Houston regional Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and is writing a workbook for Love Addiction therapy. 

    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
    • 51

    Suicide and the LGBTQI+ Community: Understanding Assessment, Support and Loss

    Meagan N. Houston, Ph.D. SAP, Licensed Psychologist (Texas), National Presenter and Published Author

    Meagan N. Houston, Ph.D. S.A.P, has been helping to save lives for over a decade with her work in private practice, federal prisons, skilled nursing facilities, college counseling centers, and law enforcement. Dr. Houston is employed by the Houston Police Department Psychological Services Division and maintains a part-time private practice in Houston, Texas. She also provides consultation and training to various agencies across the country on suicidal behavior, suicide risk assessment, self-harm behaviors, social media and contagion. Dr. Houston has recently published a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly workbook for mental health professionals titled: Treating Suicidal Clients and Self-Harm Behaviors: Assessments, Worksheets, and Guides for Interventions and Long-Term Care.  

    Suicide Prevention and LGBTQI+ Adolescents

    • Population and suicide risk
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Prevention tips

    Support and Loss for Families

    • Understanding the Suicide Loss Survivor Experience
    • Assisting with survivor’s immediate needs
    • Understanding family system dynamics following a Loss
    • Effective therapeutic responsiveness with Loss Survivors
    • Consultation and Self-Care

Check in and on-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast bites and coffee will be served. 

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