Addiction Treatment Programs to Co-Host Addiction Workshop for Clinical Professionals

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Clinical professionals invited to attend a daylong CEU workshop on April 8, 2011, featuring renowned addiction expert Terence Gorski.

Terry is one of the giants in our field. He has a tremendous amount of wisdom to share, and we are fortunate to work alongside him in an effort to improve the practices of clinicians and the lives of people suffering from addiction.

This April, three prominent addiction treatment programs – Four Circles Recovery Center, Sober Living by the Sea and SunHawk Adolescent Recovery Center – and two highly regarded clinical professionals – Susan Berlin, LICSW, CASAC and Don Sloane, MSOD, CPCC – will co-host an event featuring Terence Gorski, an internationally acclaimed addiction treatment professional and pioneer in the area of relapse prevention.

Gorski is the creator of the GORSKI-CENAPS model, a comprehensive system for diagnosing and treating addiction and related disorders. Recognized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse among the top three “best known and most respected treatment approaches in the United States,” the GORSKI-CENAPS model has been used for more than 25 years in a variety of addiction treatment settings.

On April 8, 2011, Gorski will lead a daylong CEU workshop titled “Denial Management Counseling: The Key to Successful Engagement.” Attendees will learn about the patterns of denial as well as strategies to interrupt denial and prepare clients to confront their addiction.

“Terry is one of the giants in our field,” said Jack Kline, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS, the executive director at Four Circles Recovery Center. “He has a tremendous amount of wisdom to share, and we are fortunate to work alongside him in an effort to improve the practices of clinicians and the lives of people suffering from addiction.”

Working in conjunction with Four Circles Recovery Center, Sober Living by the Sea and SunHawk Adolescent Recovery Center to co-host this event are professional interventionist Don Sloane and psychotherapist Susan Berlin.

“For anyone faced with the denial pervasive among addicted clientele, Gorski’s 12 patterns provide a framework to more effectively support recovery,” said Sloane.

Susan Berlin added, “I am so proud to be co-hosting Terence Gorski as our presenter. Terry is such a pioneer in the field of addiction treatment and a prominent speaker, and I look forward to bringing him to my Washington, D.C. community.”

Located at the Bethesda Marriot in Bethesda, Maryland, just northwest of Washington, D.C., the workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on April 8. Attendees can earn six continuing education credits. For more information or to register for the workshop, call Susan Berlin at (202) 333-1787.

About Susan Berlin
Susan began working as a therapist in 1989 at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that also specializes in codependency and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) work. After moving into private practice in New York City, she relocated to Georgetown in Washington, DC, where she provides individual, group, and couples and marriage counseling.

Susan has been chosen as one of “Washington’s best in Substance Abuse & Addiction treatment” in the Washingtonian Magazine and received the “Addiction Professional Award” for her outstanding work and dedication to helping others suffering with substance abuse and addiction issues. For more information, visit

About Don Sloane
Don Sloane is the lead interventionist at Intervention Partner. He began working in the recovery field in 1985 and then progressed to Fortune 50 management and operation of a management consulting firm that provided human-dynamics and wellness support to numerous industries and government entities. Don has returned to the recovery field full-time and is an expert on addiction interventions as well as family and organizational systems.

About Four Circles Recovery Center, Sober Living by the Sea & SunHawk Adolescent Recovery Center
Four Circles Recovery Center is an innovative addictions, substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders treatment program for young adults ages 18 to 28 that combines a traditional counseling setting with a series of wilderness expeditions. Four Circles employs the most effective, cutting-edge clinical modalities with an underlying traditional 12-Step philosophy to create the foundation for sustained recovery.

Sober Living by the Sea is one of the largest residential substance abuse treatment programs in the United States. Listed by among the Top 10 Luxury Rehab Centers, Sober Living has provided premier treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders in beautiful Newport Beach, California, for more than 25 years.

SunHawk Adolescent Recovery Center is a long-term drug rehab for teens ages 13 to 17 who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Grounded in the 12-Step philosophy, SunHawk provides an environment that encourages teens to improve communication skills, academic performance and family relationships while living a healthy, sober lifestyle.

All three programs are members of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. By offering the largest array of personalized treatment services, individuals, families and professionals can choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, and therapeutic education needs. CRC’s motivation for growth stems from a deep commitment to making their services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced services. Since 1995, CRC has helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.

For more information, please call (866) 515-5202 or visit Four Circles Recovery Center.

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