Using science and kindness to help your loved one change - with additional training on starting a peer support group in your community.
The Invitation to Change Approach teaches family members practical and effective strategies to motivate change in their loved one struggling with substances. By empowering them with a science-based understanding of substance use, the Invitation to Change Approach helps families support healthy/non-using behaviors, improve communication, and reduce substance use.
With a focus on the meeting of science and kindness, this approach works to reduce shame and stigma, increases family well-being, and encourages parents and family members to take care of themselves.
Participants will leave the training with a new way of understanding and approaching substance use, as well as a set of practical skills and understandings that will help them better help people with substance use issues.
This workshop will also have additional training on how to organize a support group in your community!
$100 per person. Scholarships are available, please reach out to Kayla Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
All proceeds from ticket sales go to CMC:Foundation for Change which is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
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.