2020 Salt Lake City UCAP Conference

Spiritual Roots of Attachment, Connection, and the Power of Relationships in Recovery

Spiritual Roots of Attachment, Connection, and the Power of Relationships in Recovery

Dan Gray

This presentation will address the current research and philosophical perspectives regarding attachment and healthy relationships. We will also review commonly used attachment-based therapeutic interventions in the treatment of couples and families. Since many who are in recovery come from a wide range of faith-based backgrounds and beliefs, we will examine the spiritual roots of a variety of religious and philosophical and spiritual perspectives. Because many in recovery are also involved in 12-step programs we will also discuss the implications of a relationship with a “higher power” in the recovery process.

Dan Gray, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictions counseling. He has a master’s degree in social work and is a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist). He is also certified as an addictions counselor with the National Association of Forensic Counselors. He maintains a busy private practice, lecturing regularly and providing training and consultation to numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations throughout the country. He is the clinical director of the LifeSTAR Network program, which provides help for individuals and couples who are dealing with problems related to sexual addictions and compulsive behaviors. He has co-authored and edited two books: Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones and Leaders and Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors.

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