September 20 , 2023

This month we welcome Sandra Ejionye RN, BSN, BS

Director of Nursing Gallus Detox Centers

“Medical Detox Protocols”

This will be a hybrid meeting.

United Way 50 Waugh Dr Houston, TX 77007

Lunch Sponsered by Gallus Detox Centers

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Networking Meeting

12:00 pm  - 1:00 PM  1 CEU Presentation

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Welcome back to old & new friends, opportunities, strengthening our efforts in supporting recovery and addiction professionals!

“DBT and The 12 Steps: An Integrative Approach to Addiction Recovery”

Presented by Rachel Goodwin, LPC, LCDC

In this presentation, seek to explore the unique connection and compatibility between Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and the 12 Steps, originating from the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. We will explore the similarities in symptomology in client populations and explore how DBT can be beneficial to the newly sober client. We will assess how the 12 Steps can be integrated into DBT to provide a comprehensive modality, emphasizing skills and acceptance while facilitating change and growth. We will examine guiding 12 Step principles and determine the compatibility between living by spiritual principles and creating a life worth living. 

· Understand the similarities in symptomology in client populations 

· Explore the four modules of DBT and why they are beneficial to newly sober clients 

· Assess how the 12 Steps can be integrated to provide a comprehensive, skills-based modality 

· Examine 12 Step principles and determine the compatibility between living by spiritual principles and creating a life worth living
Rachel Goodwin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) with over 10 years of experience working with individuals with substance abuse and process addictions, co-occurring mood disorders, and trauma. Rachel brings the unique perspective of having experience with the full continuum of substance abuse care – residential treatment programs, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings. Rachel has extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress.  Rachel holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Mary Hardin-Baylor University and a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.
Rachel started her career as a therapist performing individual, family, and group therapy to patients at Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, TX. From there she joined the ARC Team as the Lead Therapist in Southlake. For the past couple of years, Rachel worked as a Therapist and Treatment Coordinator for SunCloud Health in Chicago, IL, specializing in the treatment of complex patients with trauma, addictions, and/or co-occurring mood disorders.
Rachel is thrilled to be back with the ARC Team serving as Clinical Director for our South Texas region! 

Texas Association of Addiction Professionals
Houston Chapter

TAAP is part of NAADAC and represents the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in Texas. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

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