Exploring the Relationship of Christianity/Spirituality/Religiosity with Success in Alcoholics Anonymous by Mala Hosmane, PhD, LCPC, ACS, LCADC, Board Approved Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor, 7pm September 10, 2020 Via Zoom
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is known as a successful recovery program with a primary focus on spirituality. This spiritual focus is traditionally from a Christian point of view and there is an ongoing debate of whether people of differing spiritual and religious backgrounds have an equal chance of success in recovery through AA. This seminar aims to improve how clinicians may make more informed referrals for Christian and non-religious/spiritual clients to AA. This session will review the most recent and relevant research, including how the basic tenets of Christianity mirror the foundations of AA and how persons of the Christian faith may be a better fit for AA. Discussion will include pastoral themes including God Image, Forgiveness, Afterlife and Accountability that influence successful recovery. In addition, challenges to the customary theory that spirituality or religiosity persons attending AA have an increased success outcome than non-spiritual/religious persons and future implications for research are presented.
Attendees will learn: 1) How to make appropriate client referrals to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) by matching their religious/spiritual background 2) How to provide alternatives for those clients who are hesitant to engage in the spiritual nature of AA 3) How the spiritual background of AA correlates to increased success among Christian clients.
Mala Hosmane, PhD, LCPC, ACS, LCADC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland with over 15 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential programs, mental health and drug and alcohol clinics, community based and private practice. Her experience includes drug and alcohol and clinical mental health counseling as well as case management. Her clientele populations are of diverse backgrounds, including the formerly incarcerated, chronically mentally ill and homeless women. She holds two certificates in Pastoral Counseling, from both Loyola University of Maryland and Liberty University. Her dissertation and publication interests include spirituality, perceived social support and drug and alcohol addiction.
MCA student/retired $5
MCA professional $10
MCA non-member $20
**Registration will close on 09/08/2020** Attendees will receive 1 CEs for this webinar
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