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Greater Los Angeles District Meeting

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 3267 Corinth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066


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"From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery"



Presented By: Andrew Susskind, LCSW




Addiction professionals have long been mystified by the revolving door of relapse. Recovery Coaching offers a future-focused, action-oriented approach helping clients move forward with intention. While honoring the time-tested methods of therapy and the twelve steps, this unconventional process fosters hope and personal accountability. As a result, clients develop more purpose and direction in recovery from addictions. 


Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery evolved from Positive Psychology, life coaching  and the wisdom of the twelve steps and include values-based goal-setting, visioning and a new spin on forgiveness. Participants will learn how to integrate these tools into their work as a result of interactive discussion and experiential exercises.



1) As a result of this course, participants will be able to distinguish between coaching, psychotherapy and sponsorship.

2) As a result of this course, participants will be able to utilize the Life Focus Satisfaction Scale to help clients establish priorities.   

3) As a result of this course, participants will be able to identify and utilize Positive Psychology tools such as forgiveness and gratitude.

About the Presenter:

Andrew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In 1988 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before transitioning to the West Coast. After completing a Master of Social Welfare degree from UCLA in 1991, Andrew has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in his practice.

Speaking, writing, and training are dimensions of Andrew’s ongoing desire to learn and grow. He gives presentations to numerous post-graduate training programs and community organizations and has taught medical students in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring Program. Since 1997 Andrew has provided clinical supervision to psychotherapists in-training.

He is also a certified coach through the College of Executive Coaching and specializes in life transitions as well as coaching those in recovery from addictions www.andrewsusskind.com. In 2014 Andrew released his workbook entitled From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery.


This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1


All meetings are from 10:30 to 1:00 with networking before and after presentations. Bring business cards, flyers etc. Members earn 1.5 CE units at no cost. CE credit for non-members is $15.00, no charge to attend without credit. MSW students are encouraged to attend. We meet at the home of Judy Messinger, 3267 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90066. 2 & 1/2 blocks south of National Bl., 1 block west of Sawtelle Bl. Corinth does not intersect National, within a mile of 10 and 405 junction. Plenty of parking and plenty of snacks. Please RSVP to Judy so there is enough seating, handouts etc. at 310.478.0560 or messingerlcsw@yahoo.com




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