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SFR Counselor Training

An excerpt from the forward to It Takes a Family, by Robert L. DuPont, M.D., First Director on the National Institute of Drug Abuse…

“Debra Jay unlocks the secrets of this revolutionary approach [the New Paradigm] to addiction. She adds a significant new dimension by focusing on the role of the family both in creating this system of care management and in making it work, long term. The author highlights the essential element of the approach as no one else has: the crucial role of the addict’s family.”

Structured Family Recovery® training and certification begins with 4 distance learning sessions, each lasting for 2 hours. These sessions lay the groundwork for the upcoming three-day onsite classroom work, which focuses on skill building.

In the tradition of Love First Trainings, participants will graduate from this course with meaningful clinical skills that they can immediately apply to their professional lives and use to build a richer portfolio of competencies to offer clients and patients.

The goal is to learn how to approach families in this revolutionary manner, engaging them on a long-term course of family recovery that “makes recovery, not relapse,” as Dr. DuPont says,  “the expected outcome of addiction treatment.”

In over 20 years of specializing in family systems and addiction, I’ve never seen families change so quickly. As a matter of fact, I see things happen in 2 to 3 weeks that, as a profession, we just weren’t able to make happen before. I see how these changes are having a profound effect on reducing the relapse rate in families.   -Steve Hanna, MA, LPC, SFR counselor

It Takes a Family – by Debra Jay

Distance Learning Segment

Distance learning sessions are two hours each. If a participant has an important schedule conflict, a solution can be worked out (sessions are recorded). Distance learning is the perfect choice for learning the fundamentals that prepare students for their upcoming classroom experience.

Onsite Learning Segment

Onsite learning sessions take place at the McIver Center at The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. Active learning dominates the classroom experience. Students engage in problem solving, analysis, evaluation, and participation in team-based learning.

These sessions are designed to teach students how to put into practice with their clients, what was introduced during the distance learning sessions.

McIver Center, at The Retreat

As part of the training package, every participant will enjoy their own private room at The McIver Center at The Retreat, in Wayzata, MN.

  • All meals provided by The Retreat’s award-winning chef
  • Fitness Center
  • Meditation Room
  • Lounge area with fireplace and library
  • Access to the Wayzata Big Woods and nature trails

Each student has a private sleeping room. The training is presented in a retreat-style setting, so spouses and significant others are not able to attend or participate.

Meals Provided

Jeff and Debra Jay host an orientation dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided daily. These are times we connect, share thoughts and ideas, and begin our day together.

Application & Requirements for the Clinical Interventionist Training

The Structured Family Recovery® counselor training and certification is open to experienced clinicians and clergy only. In order to register for this training, a participant must meet the following requirements:

  • Advanced degree in relevant field + certification (CAC, CAP, etc.) -or-
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-year  + certification (CAC, CAP or other)
  • AND
  • 3 yrs full-time or 5 yrs part-time professional experience
  • Strong knowledge of 12-Step programs.
  • CLERGY, EAPs, and others with strong experience but fewer professional credentials will be considered. Send us your resume.

Limited time offer includes tuition for 5 day training; 5 nights private room at the McIver Center at The Retreat, including fees, wi-fi and taxes; breakfast and lunch daily at The Retreat and supervision of 3. Space is strictly limited to 20 participants to assure personal instruction. Call 888-533-1312 for more information or email us.

Call Lori Forseth, Clinical Coordinator, with questions:
888-533-1312
(outside the USA, +1-313-882-6921)

Training Accommodations

As part of the training package, every participant will enjoy their own private room at The McIver Center at The Retreat, in Wayzata, MN.

  • All meals provided by The Retreat’s award-winning chef
  • Fitness Center
  • Meditation Room
  • Lounge area with fireplace and library
  • Access to the Wayzata Big Woods and nature trails

What to Bring:

  • Laptop computer (wireless internet service is provided)
  • Casual clothes & comfortable walking shoes
  • Personal toiletries

We have designed this training experience to be the very finest of its kind ever offered in our field. We know you’ll enjoy the challenge of the training and the first-class services of The McIver Center at The Retreat.

Call Lori Forseth, Clinical Coordinator, with questions:
888-533-1312
(outside the USA, +1-313-882-6921)

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