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The Twelve Step Approach to Addiction

This course will outline the basics of the twelve step approach to addiction, and will discuss relevant clinical issues. It is intended for therapists who are not very familiar with the Twelve Steps, or would like to improve their clinical approach with clients who are engaged in Twelve-Step Programs.

Find out:

  • What are 12-step programs, and what is their role in recovery from addiction?
  • What is the difference between 12-step groups and group therapy?
  • What is the difference between attending meetings and “working the Steps”?
  • What are the 12 Steps, and what should a clinician know about them?
  • What are objective pros and cons of the 12-step approach?
  • What are potential clinical issues that may arise while a client is engaged in 12-step work?
  • How can a psychotherapist support a client who is engaged in 12-step work?
  • Are there any presenting problems that would contraindicate attending 12-step meetings or engaging in 12-step work?
https://nefesh.org/workshops/TheTwelveStepApproachtoAddiction2018/view
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The Twelve Step Approach to Addiction

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Presenter: Shimmy Feintuch, LCSW CASAC-G

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Course Length: 2 Hours

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the twelve step conceptualization of addiction
  2. Name the twelve steps and explain how one "works" each step
  3. Discuss general pros and cons of Twelve Step Recovery
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

This webinar offers 2 NYS ED Self Study Credits

This course will outline the basics of the twelve step approach to addiction, and will discuss relevant clinical issues. It is intended for therapists who are not very familiar with the Twelve Steps, or would like to improve their clinical approach with clients who are engaged in Twelve-Step Programs.

Find out:

  • What are 12-step programs, and what is their role in recovery from addiction?
  • What is the difference between 12-step groups and group therapy?
  • What is the difference between attending meetings and “working the Steps”?
  • What are the 12 Steps, and what should a clinician know about them?
  • What are objective pros and cons of the 12-step approach?
  • What are potential clinical issues that may arise while a client is engaged in 12-step work?
  • How can a psychotherapist support a client who is engaged in 12-step work?
  • Are there any presenting problems that would contraindicate attending 12-step meetings or engaging in 12-step work?
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the twelve step conceptualization of addiction
  2. Name the twelve steps and explain how one "works" each step
  3. Discuss general pros and cons of Twelve Step Recovery
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).