NAMFT Fall 2022 Conference

A Systemic Understanding of Addiction Formation and the Process of Recovery

This presentation outlines the biological, psychological, and social factors that impact the formation of addiction. Assessment, treatment, therapy, and recovery from a systemic perspective are illustrated with a particular focus on multiple pathways of recovery and including proximal family members in the recovery process (Kimball, et. al, 2020) The presentation will overview the Developmental Model of Recovery (Brown and Lewis, 2012) with emphasis on the environment, family system, and individual development from the struggle in addition along the path to long-term recovery. The Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery (Kimball & Shumway, 2012) will be emphasized as critical to recovery for both those who suffer and those who love them.  Finally, new and exciting brain research on both SUD sufferers and family members will be highlighted to help family members and clinicians understand the role that co-suffering and co-impairment play in family members’ fear-based behaviors during the addiction process and how to engage in the process of healing in recovery (Bradshaw, et. al, 2021).

Dr. Thomas Kimball
Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT, is the George C. Miller Family Regents Professor at Texas Tech University and the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities Director. Dr. Kimball has received numerous teaching awards for his courses on families, addiction, & recovery. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on addiction and recovery and consulted and presented on recovery-related topics internationally.  He is the co-author of the book, Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery and maintains a private therapy practice. Dr. Kimball has been married to Melissa for 31 years and has five children, and two grandchildren (Freddie and Ben).

Conference Schedule

Early Bird (9/12/22 – 9/25/22)
Fully Licensed Member – $95
Fully Licensed Non-Member – $120

Fully Licensed Member – $110
Fully Licensed Non-Member – $135
Healthcare Provider (NO CEUs) – $90
Provisionally Licensed Member – $60
Provisionally Licensed Non-Member – $85
Student (Non-Volunteer) – $35
Student (Volunteer) – $20

Late Registration (10/17/22 – 10/25/22)
Fully Licensed Member – $120
Fully Licensed Non-Member – $145

  •  October 28, 2022
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm


1705 Arbor Dr, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68503, United States

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