Professional Lectures

I offer a series of professional lectures on topics related to recovery, relationships, family therapy, and group therapy.

Here is a current list of topics.

  • Integrating Modern Psychotherapy with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Emotional Sobriety: The Next Step in Recovery
  • Principles of Gestalt Experiential Family Therapy
  • Advanced Counseling Skills for Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Gestalt Therapy Techniques for Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Increasing Positive Therapeutic Outcomes: Indoctrinating Patients for Group Therapy
  • The Myth of Resistance
  • Hazards, Pitfalls and Solutions for Interventionists - From a Family Therapy Perspective
  • 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery
  • Principles of Effective Counseling
  • Seven Deadly Expectations in Relationships
  • A History of Family Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection: Six Pillars of Recovery
  • Willpower in Recovery: Myths and Realities
  • Helping Families Adjust to Recovery: Therapeutic Interventions
  • Understanding the AA Promises
  • Directions of Change in Recovery

Here are some comments from addictions professionals who have attended my presentations.

I just want to thank you for a wonderful presentation at the Dual Diagnosis Conference in Las Vegas – I greatly appreciated your personal and clinical insights in integrating the 12 steps with therapeutic work. Your passion is evident in your own recovery and your work with your clients. I had a chance to read your new book “12 Stupid Things…” on my flight home to Los Angeles and found it personally relevant and am excited to utilize it with my clients – both inpatient and outpatient.
            Dr. Barbara Janetzke
Dr. Berger,
I really enjoyed your presentation at Loyola Marymount University last Friday. You are an engaging speaker with a great sense of audience and humor; the day flew by. The content was solid and practical. Thank you.
             Mike Kenny RN, BSN
Hi Allen - Thanks so much for a wonderful presentation today at Serene Center in Long Beach. I just loved the things you said and can’t wait to settle into a nice, deep chair to read your book and listen to your CDs.
            Lori Phelps
Thank you so very much for this thought provoking lecture. As an Assistant Catholic Chaplain in the Twin Tower Correctional Facility and an Addictions Counselor, I needed this 12 Step refresher course.
            Lenore Solis
I had the pleasure of approaching you during a short break in today’s Seminar at Hoag Hospital. Allow me to tell you how inspiring, informative and passionate you were in your presentation. I can’t recall when I’ve experienced all of the above last.
            In grateful appreciation,
           Stevan Dweck, Ph.D.

I offer a series of professional lectures on topics related to recovery, relationships, family therapy, and group therapy.

Here is a current list of topics.

  • Integrating Modern Psychotherapy with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Emotional Sobriety: The Next Step in Recovery
  • Principles of Gestalt Experiential Family Therapy
  • Advanced Counseling Skills for Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Gestalt Therapy Techniques for Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Increasing Positive Therapeutic Outcomes: Indoctrinating Patients for Group Therapy
  • The Myth of Resistance
  • Hazards, Pitfalls and Solutions for Interventionists - From a Family Therapy Perspective
  • 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery
  • Principles of Effective Counseling
  • Seven Deadly Expectations in Relationships
  • A History of Family Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection: Six Pillars of Recovery
  • Willpower in Recovery: Myths and Realities
  • Helping Families Adjust to Recovery: Therapeutic Interventions
  • Understanding the AA Promises
  • Directions of Change in Recovery

Here are some comments from addictions professionals who have attended my presentations.

I just want to thank you for a wonderful presentation at the Dual Diagnosis Conference in Las Vegas – I greatly appreciated your personal and clinical insights in integrating the 12 steps with therapeutic work. Your passion is evident in your own recovery and your work with your clients. I had a chance to read your new book “12 Stupid Things…” on my flight home to Los Angeles and found it personally relevant and am excited to utilize it with my clients – both inpatient and outpatient.
            Dr. Barbara Janetzke
Dr. Berger,
I really enjoyed your presentation at Loyola Marymount University last Friday. You are an engaging speaker with a great sense of audience and humor; the day flew by. The content was solid and practical. Thank you.
             Mike Kenny RN, BSN
Hi Allen - Thanks so much for a wonderful presentation today at Serene Center in Long Beach. I just loved the things you said and can’t wait to settle into a nice, deep chair to read your book and listen to your CDs.
            Lori Phelps
Thank you so very much for this thought provoking lecture. As an Assistant Catholic Chaplain in the Twin Tower Correctional Facility and an Addictions Counselor, I needed this 12 Step refresher course.
            Lenore Solis
I had the pleasure of approaching you during a short break in today’s Seminar at Hoag Hospital. Allow me to tell you how inspiring, informative and passionate you were in your presentation. I can’t recall when I’ve experienced all of the above last.
            In grateful appreciation,
           Stevan Dweck, Ph.D.

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