Workshops and Events


Roadmap for the Journey: For Recovering Couples: Now Live Online

Workshop totals 10 hours of live presentations, video demonstrations, and private breakout time to practice exercises with 1:1 time available with Dr. Navarra during the breakout periods. 

In collaboration with Drs. John & Julie Gottman, I have designed and developed Roadmap for the Journey: A Path for Couple Recovery.

Participants will receive a 90-minute video package to review prior to the workshop, two manuals, and one Recovery Maps Card deck set, plus additional communication tools to download.

Tools For Recovery

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Workshops for Professionals

Couples and Addiction Recovery Training
Online Class with Live Consultation and Q & A

Training Description

Couples and Addiction Recovery is a groundbreaking new training for therapists, counselors, and professionals who work with couples struggling with addiction as well as couples in recovery from alcohol, drugs, and/or behavioral addictions. This workshop draws from the fields of addiction treatment, mental health, and couples counseling, and integrates current research findings with knowledge from clinical practice.

It integrates more than a decade of research by Dr. Robert Navarra with the Sound Relationship House model, developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Dr. Navarra has worked in addiction recovery for over 25 years. He holds an Advanced Drug and Alcohol Certification and a national certification as a Master Addiction Counselor through the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).

This training provides interventions and tools for a relational approach to healing that addresses three different but overlapping recoveries to include: the person with the addictive disorder, the partner, and their relationship.

What will I learn?

You will learn a research-based approach to help couples:

  • Identify addiction
  • Break through denial
  • Navigate the challenging road from active addiction to recovery
  • Improve conflict management skills
  • Learn the difference between “codependency” and “interdependency” and how to identify and set appropriate boundaries
  • Develop a relationship recovery, while supporting their partner’s recovery and strengthening their own individual recovery
  • Heal from the aftermath of addiction
  • Move toward wellness as individuals and as a couple

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Consultation

Certified Gottman Therapist & Master Trainer

I trained with the Gottmans, and have collaborated on presentations, academic writing, and research. I enjoy bringing that experience, and expertise, to therapists and counselors.

Learn and strengthen skills for couple assessment, providing feedback, treatment planning, core interventions,  and strategies to integrate a Gottman frameworkin your own voice