Time: Weekly Group – Wednesdays 6-7.30pm
Group size: 12 participants
Population: This chemical dependency group is available to mothers, fathers, caregivers and parents of all ages looking to increase their awareness with their relationship to their substance of choice and how that effects them directly and indirectly.
Overview: This group provides an in-depth exploration into communication skills, life skills, and thought processes associated with having healthier, more effective relationships in recovery. We specifically address the impact substance use has on parent/child relationships and explores healing those relationships.
Clients learn and practice effective communication skills, life skills, and identifying maladaptive behaviors to build healthy relationships with themselves and others while working towards ending destructive ones.
This group provides support to help increase long-term recovery and relational wellness. The group also teaches awareness of risk factors, triggers for relapse, and skills to cope with challenges before and during the recovery process.
Group Facilitator – Christopher Schaff, Licensed Addictions Counselor
Chris holds a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling from Montana State University. Equally important as his academic qualifications is his experience as a father to three wonderful children.
Chris offers a compassionate, judgement free approach to Addictions Counseling. He believes everyone deserves a second chance and that through hard work, compassion and understanding every individual can reach out and take their lives back.
Areas of Expertise: Therapy Methodology:
Addiction Group Therapy
Early interventions Motivational Interviewing
Self-awareness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cross-Addiction Cognitive Principles and Restructuring
12-step programs Reality Therapy
Coping skills Psychoeducation