Couples and Addiction Recovery (CAR)



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Couples Recovery is a new training for therapists, counselors and professionals who work with couples struggling with addiction as well as couples in recovery from alcohol, drugs and/or behavioral addictions. This training draws from the fields of addiction treatment, mental health, and couples counseling, and integrates current research findings with knowledge from clinical practice.

Participants learn a research-based approach to help couples:

  • Identify addiction
  • Break through denial
  • Navigate the challenging road from active addiction to recovery
  • Improve conflict management skills
  • Learn the difference between “codependency” and “interdependency” and how to identify and set appropriate boundaries
  • Develop a relationship recovery, while supporting their partner’s recovery and strengthening their own individual recovery
  • Heal from the aftermath of addiction and move toward wellness as individuals and as a couple

The tools and interventions taught in this training are adapted from the Gottman Method to help couples develop a Couple Recovery through increasing communication and understanding, establishing appropriate boundaries, and healing from the impact of addiction and recovery. The training provides opportunities to practice the techniques, so you will feel ready to use them with individual couples and/or with small groups of couples.

Who is This Training For?

This training is for mental health therapists, counselors, social workers, clergy, military family life chaplains, life coaches, recovery coaches, professors, students and professionals who work with couples affected by alcohol, drugs and/or behavioral addictions.

No prior experience or training in the Gottman Method is required.

Each participant will receive a Couples Recovery Kit:

  • One Couples and Addiction Recovery Training Manual, which includes
  • A framework for couples assessment and treatment
  • Tools to help assess for addiction
  • Strategies to help break-down denial and resistance to identifying addiction
  • Techniques to increase your confidence regarding couples dynamics & “Couple Recovery”
  • Four Card Decks: My Recovery, Your Recovery, Our Recovery, and Developing Rituals of Connection.

Professionals can begin to use immediately following the training. All addiction assessments and exercises may be photo-copied as hand-outs for couples.

Further information or questions Please Call Tammy Tucker 714-225-8840 or email

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel 10 or more business days prior there is just a $100 processing fee and you will get the rest refunded. If it is less than 10 business days before the training(s) then the amount of the training(s) fee will be held and you can use it as credit for any future training(s).

The Training is led by Dr. Robert Navarra

6.5 CE’s available for mental health professionals to purchase for $40

Mailing Address
PO Box 1350
Tustin, CA 92781
(714) 225-8840

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