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    • 05/20/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., 12th Fl., Chicago 60601

    Substance Abuse: Assessment, Referral and Treatment

    Join us for lunch as we discuss interviewing, diagnostic testing, collateral contacts, laboratory analysis, report writing, and alternatives for aftercare plans. Dr. David Gates will focus on the assessment process of interviewing for alcohol/drug abuse in family court situations. Dr. Mark Zissman will focus on the outpatient treatment options available to those individuals needing intervention, primarily focusing on Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) programming.

    This is a complimentary program for AFCC-IL members; there is a nominal registration fee for non-members.


    David Gates, PhD, LMFT, CSADC is an individual/marital/family therapist with 40 years of experience in the fields of family therapy, addiction, domestic violence, and mediation. He graduated from Northcentral University in 2014 with a doctorate in Psychology. He previously graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1977 with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. He completed the two year postgraduate family therapy training program at the Family Institute in 1983 as well as the two year supervisor of family therapist training program in 1994. He is a licensed marital and family therapist; an Approved Supervisor and Clinical member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy; certified as a supervisor alcohol and other drug abuse counselor.

    Mark Zissman, PsyD, CADC is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified alcohol and drug counselor. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University, and both his Masters in Counseling and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. Mark is the clinical director of outpatient serves for Gateway Foundation and has dedicated his career to specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders and co‐occurring mental health conditions, in both youth and adult populations.

    Thank you to our lunch sponsor  

    • 08/19/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., 12th Fl., Chicago 60601
    Registration is closed

    • 10/11/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., Chicago 60601

    Trauma in the Divorce Context:

    Legal, Physical, and Psychological Ramifications For Clients and Professionals

    Join us for our day-long annual conference as we discuss the legal, physical, and psychological ramifications of trauma. We will explore how to identify trauma in ourselves and in our clients and hear from experts in the field regarding how to handle trauma once it has been identified. We will hear about best practices in our court systems for avoiding the re-traumatization of our clients during the litigation process.

    Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark

    Judge Clark received the William H. Rehnquist Award from the National Center for State Courts for her work in transforming the way children and families who enter the court system are treated by creating a “trauma-informed” courthouse. She was presented this award by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

    Continuing Education

    Applications for continuing education credits for Illinois attorneys and mental health professionals will be submitted.

    Registration Payment

    Pay online as you register, or mail a check to AFCC-IL Treasurer, David Gates, 1480 Renaissance Dr. #416, Park Ridge, IL 60068.

    Thank you to our sponsor for their generous support of this program:

    • 11/11/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., 12th Fl., Chicago

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