Is the only evidence-based program designed to assist families that are challenged by addiction. It uses a uniquely balanced approach that relies on positive reinforcement and positive communication while maintaining boundaries that protect the family. CRAFT is a culturally sensitive program that works with families to positively influence the behavior of the person with an active addiction. The program emphasizes learning new skills including 1) how to stay safe, 2) how to understand the function of the addictive behaviors, 3) how to use positive reinforcers (rewards) and 4) how to let the substance user suffer the natural consequences for their using behavior. CRAFT research has shown that almost 7 out of 10 people who use the program get their substance user to attend treatment. CRAFT has been shown to be equally effective with Hispanic, Indigenous, and Anglo families. (12 CEUs)
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
Brian Serna LPCC LADAC
Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is the CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions and is a well sought after trainer and consultant in behavioral health issues related to Evidence Based Practices, Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues. He has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and an MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Serna has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states, five different countries, and sixteen different tribal communities. In addition to his role as the CEO of Serna Solutions he is also the Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM is the current President of NAADAC New Mexico and has been appointed to serve on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Council on Racial Justice in the Health Subcommittee.
Mary Evans LPCC
Mary Evans, LPCC, attended Southwestern College in Santa Fe. She has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CRAFT, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. Mary works with individuals, families, and couples, to help clients with a variety of issues including substance abuse and recovery, interpersonal effectiveness, anxiety and depression, and stage of life issues. Mary uses a client-centered approach to help people recognize their own resources and strengths. Mary’s focus is on creating a supportive, nurturing environment in which people can create lasting changes and satisfying relationships.