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Recovery Atom: Exploring Relationships Towards Sustainable Recovery


In order to get and stay sober, clients need to navigate the People, Places, and Things that are likely to trigger a relapse. But avoiding triggers is not enough. Clients also need to identify supportive resources. The Recovery Support Atom provides a way for clients to map out their relationship world. Based on Moreno’s Social Atom, it helps clients uncover and/or discover who is supportive of their recovery and who are negative influence. It also provides an assessment of where clients are at in their recovery process. In this experiential workshop, we will demonstrate how to use the Recovery Support Atom, both on paper and in action, to help clients identify which relationships to hold on to, which might need changing and which ones to let go of in order to achieve sustainable recovery. Though focused on addiction, the Recovery Support Atom can be helpful for clients striving to make any sort of change. 

Participants will be able to:
  • Participants will learn the importance of mapping out clients’ relationships as both a method of assessment and as a tool to help clients get and stay sober
  • Demonstrate how to create a Recovery Support Atom using pencil and paper.
  • Describe how to put the Recovery Support Atom into action.
  • Describe at least two Psychodramatic techniques 


It is preferred that professionals with substance abuse certifications, Master's level or higher degree in counseling related fields such as; Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling or be in a graduate level counseling program register.


Though this training is not mandatory, space is very limited. This training is very interactive and experimental, various activities will be conducted. Use of your video camera and audio will be required throughout the entire training. If you believe you will be unable to make this commitment, please allow someone the opportunity to register. In the event that you register and later learn that you will no longer be able to participate, please let us know as soon as possible. By proceeding with registration, you are confirming your complete participation.


PICJennifer R. Salimbene, MSSW, LCSW-R, CASAC, TEP is the Director of the Addiction track at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. She has been Director of Clinical Services at several in and outpatient substance abuse programs including Lexington Center for Recovery in Dutchess County, NY, and St. Christopher’s Inn at Graymoor in Garrison, NY. She has over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She has a clinical supervision and private therapy practice with offices in Hopewell Junction and Rhinebeck, NY, a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP), and is a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre.




PICRegina Sewell, PhD/ MEd, LMHC, PCC, CP is a licensed mental health counselor in New York and a licensed professional counselor in Ohio. Regina specializes in co-dependency, addictions, LGBT issues, stress management, and getting unstuck. She has a private therapy practice with offices in Hopewell Junction and Rhinebeck, NY. She is currently the Secretary of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and is also a Fellow of the ASGPP and the president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the ASGPP. Regina also teaches Theatre Therapy at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and Sociology at SUNY New Paltz.



Starts: Jun. 13, 2023 9:00 am
Ends: Jun. 13, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 12, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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