ADULTS from ACOA/ACDF Families
Do you struggle with:
- low self-esteem
- relationship difficulties
- feelings of guilt, shame or abandonment?
- compulsive behavior
- dysfunctional communication?
Adults who experience these issues often grew up in families impacted by alcohol (ACOA), drugs or other dysfunctional family dynamics (ACDF). Painful family dynamics can result also when a family member has a serious mental or physical illness; there is trauma, abuse, or neglect; or when death, divorce or separation occurs during childhood.
All members of an ACOA/ACDF family are affected. The illness or problem is often not talked about, feelings are ignored and family members develop rigid roles in order to cope.
The coping skills that helped you survive your childhood family dynamics may now interfere with your living a happy, healthy life as an adult. For more than 20 years, this ACOA/ACDF program for adults with alcoholic or other painful childhood histories has empowered many people to heal and grow. You can find help here too.
THE ACOA/ACDF PROGRAM
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES (ACOA/ACDF) is a psycho-educational program for adults who grew up with alcoholic (ACOA) or other dysfunctional (ACDF) family dynamics. To help you understand your childhood family dynamics, how those patterns continue to influence you, and how you can heal and grow.
You are invited to participate in a three-module ACOA/ACDF program:
Module I: Acquaints you with early survival patterns that may interfere with your adult life. (6 weeks)
Module II: Focuses on your current relationships by studying the dynamics of enabling/detaching, co-dependency, and improving communication skills to facilitate more fulfilling relationships. (6 weeks)
Module III: Enhances your ability to improve relationships in the future through the concepts of triangling, distancing/pursuing and emptiness/closeness. (6 weeks)
For starting dates and times, to register or for more information, please contact Kathleen E. Scheg, JD, LPC, LCPC at 202-449-3789 ext. 710 or 301-681-3590. I look forward to helping you heal and grow.