Webinar: Congruence couples therapy for gambling and substance use disorder

This free, interactive webinar will offer a practical and evidence-based introduction to Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT). CCT is a humanistic, systemic, trauma-informed approach that utilizes the couple relationship as a resource to create significant clinical outcomes for addiction and mental health. It offers a conceptual shift away from focusing solely on the individual and symptom reduction to address the complex and relational issues that often underlie gambling and addictive disorders. Family of origin influences, couple communication, self-awareness, self-esteem, and life transitions are addressed.

Participants will engage in discussion of cases and clinical vignettes on how CCT can be applied to clinical presentations of problem gambling, substance use, and other co-occurring mental health issues.  

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:15 p.m. EDT

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Learning objectives

Following this webinar, participants will able to:

  1. Describe the key concepts, values, and skills that are foundational to Congruence Couples Therapy (CCT).
  2. Explain how CCT can be an effective intervention for problem gambling, substance use disorders, and their comorbidities.  


Bonnie Lee, PhD, MSW (RSW), Reg. CAMFT, is an Associate Professor in Health Sciences (Addictions Counselling) at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. A highly-rated speaker, international trainer and a Clinical Fellow of the Canadian and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Lee is the Principal Investigator in two decades of research that developed the theory and efficacy of Congruence Couple Therapy for addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns. In recognition of her national and international leadership in bringing an innovative couple therapy approach into the treatment of addiction, she was awarded the University Board of Governors Research Chair Tier II (2016-19). Her articles and research on couple treatment outcomes, training evaluation, trauma and addiction, and a relational framework for gambling disorder are published in peer reviewed international journals.

This webinar is accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit(s)/credit(s)/hour(s).

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