A Free Virtual Workshop for Parents, Family Members, Recovery Communities and Caregivers
Edward Grinnan (Editor-in-Chief, Guideposts)
Rev. Jan Brown (CEO, Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation)
Dr. Carrie Wilkens (Co-Founder of CMC: Foundation for Change)
Steve Grant, Author (“Don’t Forget Me”)
Shannon Crossbear (Change Agent with Change Matrix)
Lauryn Wicks (Public Policy Committee, Faces of Recovery)
is a workshop led by Carrie Wilkens PhD and Jarell Myers PhD of CMC: Foundation for Change.
The Invitation to Change (ITC) approach® is a practical, compassionate and research-proven roadmap for helping a loved one make healthy changes. The ITC is not based on “detachment” or “tough love” and instead helps family members take care of themselves while also staying engaged with and helping their loved one make positive changes.
We explore ways to help through Understanding, Awareness, and Actions and offer powerful strategies to combat the impact of shame and stigma. Learn to use kindness to accelerate the healing process for the person struggling and the family who loves them.
Carrie Wilkens, PhD, is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Motivation and Change in NYC and in the Berkshires. She co-authored an award-winning book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change with Drs. Foote and Kosanke. Together they also contributed to a user-friendly workbook for parents: The 20 Minute Guide: A Guide for Parents about How to Help their Child Change their Substance Use. In collaboration with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Dr. Wilkens and the CMC team is developing a national parent training program (the Parent Support Network) to provide parent coaches to families in need of support through a free hotline. Prior to these ventures, Dr. Wilkens was the Project Director on a large federally-funded Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant examining the effectiveness of motivational interventions in addressing the problems associated with binge drinking among college students. She is regularly sought out by the media to discuss issues related to substance use disorders and has been on the CBS Morning Show, Katie Couric Show, and Fox News as well as a variety of radio shows including frequent NPR segments such as the People’s Pharmacy and The Diane Rehm Show. Dr. Wilkens sits on the Advisory Council for the Peter G. Dodge Foundation, a forward-thinking non-profit organization that works with world-class partners to achieve lasting change in the field of alcohol use disorders.
(* You will receive an enrollment form via email. Seats are limited)
A team member will be in touch with you as soon as possible.