“Father Hunger and Father Wounds: Clinical Interventions with Chemically Dependent Men and Women Who Are Impacted by Fatherlessness Across the Lifespan”
The absence of fathers in daughters’ lives increases premature entry into adulthood, risk of toxic relationships, addictive relationships styles, addiction, sexual abuse, and teen pregnancy. The absence of fathers in sons’ lives increases the risk of street gangs and other destructive peer group affiliations, toxic masculinity, absence of rituals to define manhood, violence, and incarceration. Participants will learn strategies to clinically address the impact of father hunger and father wounds across the lifespan with chemically dependent clients, from birth to the elder years.
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the Unites States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. He is co-author of Recovery Management and author of Relationship Detox: How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. His most recent book is entitled, Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago.
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