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2019 MEETING DATES

March 1st | 1PM-3PM

ENMESHMENT AND CO-DEPENDENCY IN FAMILY SYSTEMS
Irene Jacobs
MC, LPC, CSAT

This presentation will explore how enmeshment and co-dependency impacts the family system and self-development. Enmeshment and co-dependency stifles the emergence of the authentic self and makes interdependency difficult. The practice of healthy boundaries and staying true to oneself allows for greater resilience and authentic connections with others. Skill building will be taught using practical tools that are effective in relational interactions within the family system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Have a clear understanding of enmeshment.
  • Explore the framework of co-dependency.
  • Identify unhealthy family dynamics.
  • Learn boundary setting that contributes to authenticity.
  • Learn strategies to help people develop greater relational resiliency.

Irene is the Clinical Director for Willow House at Meadows Behavioural Health in Arizona. Years of experience in counselling and administration has deepened her understanding of, and passion for, people who struggle with trauma and addiction. Irene has expertise in the areas of sex addiction; love addiction; relationship and intimacy issues; victims of domestic sex trafficking; human trafficking; survivors of torture; self-harm; personality disorders; addictions; and disordered eating. 

She has worked as a Primary, Family, and Trauma therapist at The Meadows, giving her rich experience in how to treat women and their families struggling with intimacy and relationship issues. On several occasions, Irene has been asked to contribute to the Dr Phil Show as an expert on topics related to female intimacy and relationships. In addition, Irene is a contributing author to the book, Voices Against Sex Slavery. Her extensive knowledge and experience, combined with her clinical sensitivity and warmth, offers healing and hope for patients and their families.

April 5th | 1PM-3PM

TREATMENT FOR SEXUAL ABUSE WHEN PERPETUATED BY CLERGY
Sister Karen Kudlac
PhD

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

May 3rd | 1PM-3PM

MEN'S ISSUES IN COUPLES THERAPY
Osiris Wade
Wade Counseling of Frisco, PLLC

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN:

Ogden Hall | First United Methodist Church of Richardson
503 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080

About RTD

Relational Therapists of Dallas is a professional organization for mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

We provide networking and continuing education for clinicians who work with relationships, couples, and family systems.

We are a supportive and inclusive community of LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s, Psychiatrists (MD’s), in/outpatient treatment facilities, and attorneys (JD’s).

Membership

We host almost monthly meetings, with guest speakers, on a wide variety of topics related to relationships, family systems, and mental health.

Meetings occur in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. They generally occur the first Friday of the month, from 1-3pm.

Prior to each meeting, we host a networking lunch at noon (12pm), hosted by a treatment facility who presents for 10 minutes at the end of the lunch.

By attending all meetings, CEU requirements for most master’s level mental health licensures are completed.

February’s topic is always ethics and lasts 3 hours (1-4pm) to meet CEU requirements for most mental health disciplines. In January, we host a supervisor refresher course which lasts 3 hours and is not included in membership. Additionally, we host a holiday party at the end of the year.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

$100/year – Pay Here

Students currently enrolled in Graduate School for a mental health discipline with valid Student ID.

$50/year – Pay Here

For those who are non-members but would like to attend a 2 hour meeting for CEU’s.

$30/meeting – Pay Here

Contact

Relational Therapists of Dallas, 2018