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SMART Recovery® Podcasts


Jul 25, 2016

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Family Services at the Center for Motivation and Change, and she speaks to SMART about the issues faced by those whose partners or other adult loved ones may be having trouble with addiction

What partners and concerned signifcant others can do to help themselves while encouraging loved ones to seek help. The discussion was open, friendly and informal, and packed with information, reassurance, and exciting new ways to think about our interactions with those we love in order to be truly helpful.

The CRAFT approach emphasizes kindness and compassion rather than coercion, tough love or aggressive confrontation. It is an approach that is refreshing, hopeful and proven by science. 

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Family Services at the Center for Motivation and Change, where she specializes in working with family members of people abusing substances and in the assessment process for families and individuals with substance abuse issues.

Dr. Kosanke has been working in the research and clinical practice of substance abuse treatment for many years and recently co-authored an award-winning book called Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change that is a compassionate and science-based family guide for navigating the addiction treatment world, understanding motivation, and training in the use of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) skills.

Check out the20minuteguide.com for additional information for Partners and Parents.  And of course, join us in our Family and Friends meetings listed on the meeting schedule.  

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