Conflict Resolution for Recovery

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 08:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Day 2:
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 08:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
$150.00 to $350.00
If you already own a CRR Training Kit and can evidence that, you may call the NAADAC office at 703.741.7686 to be registered at a lower rate of $150 for members and $200 for non-members.

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP,


C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 12.00
Upon completing the 12-hour training, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion for 12 CEs.

Training Overview Description

Join NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, for a two-day virtual Romancing the Brain: Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) training on January 27-28, 2022.
This two-day therapeutic training is skill-based and focused on the brain, including how the brain works in conflict and strategies to affect the quality of recovery in relationships. Upon completing the 12-hour training, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion for 12 CEs.

Event-specific Details

CRR is designed to:

  • Help reduce relapse and sustain recovery of adult and adolescent substance use, abuse and dependent persons by improving their conflict resolution knowledge, attitudes and skills.
  • Serve as a research-based, empirically-tested, psycho-educational curriculum that is effective and appropriate to use with diverse populations of adult and adolescent substance use disorder persons.
  • Provide treatment and training materials for professionals (counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, outreach and faith-based and others) that are easy to use and integrate into existing community residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities, as well as school-based counseling, faith counseling and other helping professional and faith-based groups.
  • Provide an effective, cost-efficient, feasible model for improving clients’ conflict resolution capacities. This innovative program is based on concepts adapted from effective use in other disciplines/environments, make use of today’s technology, and enhance relapse-prevention options.

Key CRR Training Sessions:

  • Instinct or Intellect - Understanding where anger and conflict resides in the brain (limbic system and cortex).
  • Instinctual Patterns/Familiar Feelings - Where we learn our patterns in conflict and how our brain automatically reverts to the familiar conflicting styles.
  • Understanding Relationships - How they start and traverse through stages.
  • Four Types of Agreements - Setting up relationships to be healthy.Four Levels of Violence - How they play a role in day-to-day conflict.
  • Understanding Your Style of Conflict in Communication - Learning what your primary reactionary and secondary reactionary styles are and how they harm you and others.
  • Stress and Anger - Understanding the “stress cycle” and how it may lead to conflict and relapse.
  • Power and Control - Who has them and who needs them.
  • Cognitive Change - Learning to change your brain and stay with it.
  • Learning not to Blame and Shame - Seeking the moment of “misunderstanding.”
  • Learning how to “Dig Deeper” Into the Conflict - Resolution through collaboration.
  • Living a Life of Collaboration.

Upon completion of this training you will learn:

  • More effective and healthier communication and communication skills.
  • Stages of relationships and how they relate to conflict.
  • Effective styles of conflict resolution.
  • How to facilitate a model for daily interactions in situations where conflict arises, focusing on new behavior and building a higher impulse control in the participant.
  • How to manage the learning process as clients discover the wounds they carry from past relationships and situations and how these wounds currently affect their lives and relationships.