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Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Caron Atlanta
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 125
Atlanta, GA 30338

Registration is required.
For More Information:
Ann-Marie Loose 610-743-6287

The concept of enabling is commonly defined as interrupting the natural consequences of another’s behavior. At first this sounds rather simple. Yet many families who have committed to recovery have difficulty understanding the difference between supporting a loved one’s recovery and engaging in enabling behaviors. This interactive presentation will explain the complexity of enabling behaviors and how they negatively impact family recovery. It will provide tools to identify enabling behaviors, to recognize opportunities to change, and to fully embrace recovery.

About The Presenter
Dean Monteleone
Dean Monteleone

Dean Monteleone is the Clinical Director for Caron Atlanta outpatient program – the Atlanta regions’ longest free-standing Intensive Outpatient program for Teens and Young Adults.

Before joining the Caron team in April of 2012, Dean served as the Clinical Director for the DDT team, a program designed to support dually diagnosed patients & families and prior to that as the Clinical Director for the Admissions, Evaluation, Intervention and UR departments that served the Greater Pittsburgh and Eastern Ohio areas. Over the course of his career, Dean has worked directly with adults, teens and families affected by addiction, cancer, mental health issues and intellectual developmental disabilities as well as the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals struggling with their own self-care. He has had multiple roles within the addictions field for the last 18 years serving as Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Primary Therapist, Interventionist as well as Adjunct Faculty at local universities.

Dean was an instrumental part of the original Caron team that launched the My First Year of Recovery Aftercare Program. He provided assessment, consultation and monitoring services to patients and their families for up to four years following their discharge from primary treatment.

Dean earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA since 2005.

Brooke Schlenker
Brooke Schlenker

Brooke Schlenker, MS, NCC, is a Behavioral Health Therapist for teen and young adult male patients at Caron Treatment Center. She provides individual therapy, family therapy, case management and group therapy. Brooke has previously worked in the school setting, getting teens connected to treatment and transitional living for people with co-occurring disorders. Brooke utilizes an array of therapy styles including CBT, DBT, and reality therapy. She enjoys the adolescent and young adult population because it allows the opportunity to incorporate physical exercise, sport and creative outlets as part of their treatment. She can often be seen taking a patient on a walk for an individual session or engaging with them during gym time. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys traveling, mostly to try new and unique foods, and engaging in her own form of therapy, shopping. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Family, Youth and Children, from Bloomsburg University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University.

Additional Information

8:30 am - Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am - 12noon - Program

Please do not let finances prohibit your attendance. Contact Nancy Zintak at 404-805-1442 or for information regarding workshop scholarships.

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