Workshops & Events

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April 26, 2023, 9:00 AM Pacific Time: Webinar, “A Better Recovery Path for Couples”. sponsored by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Let’s Talk: Living in Recovery Speaker Series. Free: Register Here

May 19-21, 2023: Featured workshop at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, MN, Roadmap for the Journey: A Path for Couple Recovery

June 10 & 11, 2023: Live online workshop, Roadmap for the Journey a Path for Couple Recovery 

October 13 – 15, 2023: Live workshop, Roadmap for the Journey: A Path for Couple Recovery, Betty Ford Hazelden, Center City,  MN

Coming soon: Guest presenter on the Award winning podcast series, Let’s Talk Addiction and Recovery with William C. Moyers. You can also check out  Let’s Talk Addiction and Recovery YouTube station

Recent Presentations:

For Couples

Roadmap for the Journey: A Path for Couple Recovery


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. 

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.

For Professionals

Couples and Addiction Recovery Training

Online class 6.5 hours - Life Long access
90 Minute Live Q & A after completing class

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
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