May 21, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Food & Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation
Helping Parents of Adult Children with Substance Use Disorders Reclaim their Peace of Mind and Freedom – thereby helping their adult children too.
• Understand the importance of helping parents of adult children with substance use disorders.
• Understand the common challenges these parents face.
• Understand the effects of common behavior in which parents engage.
• Knowledge of common harmful or unhelpful interventions.
• Understanding how stigma happens and how it affects parents and their adult children with SUDs.
• Understand the goals of all interventions that help parents.
• Knowledge of several useful modalities in changing affect and behavior for this population
Victoria Stith is a licensed counselor who specializes in anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has a private practice in Towson, Maryland. She is a Certified Mindfulness Practitioner whose approach is mainly an integration of mindfulness-based practices and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Victoria is also a Certified Parent Wellness Coach who is dedicated to helping parents of adult children with substance use disorders gain freedom from suffering and peace of mind, while also being compassionate and helpful to their children with these issues. As such, she uses her expertise in mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral strategies to teach these parents how to address the common problems they face and become empowered to achieve well being through behavioral change. She works with parents in-person, as well as online, and has a Facebook group just for parents who face this challenging problem. In addition, Victoria has worked as a family therapist for the Family Wellness Program at Ashley Addiction Treatment in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She has taught Stress and Stress Management courses as an adjunct faculty professor at the University of Baltimore; and she is a certified yoga instructor.