A NEW AND EXCITING TREATMENT PLAN FOR PARTNERS AND LOVED ONES OF THOSE WHO STRUGGLE WITH ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS
The past 35 years have brought endless new, useful, and cutting-edge treatments to the addiction space. During this time, we have integrated all sorts of methods like: motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, EMDR, trauma work, somatic and equine therapies, and more — all to foster better outcomes for addicted individuals. But when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s partner and loved ones, we have seen little new thought since the concept of codependency was first fleshed out over three decades ago. Prodependence, the first attachment-based model for the treatment of addict’s partners and loved ones, moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction, allowing us to view partners and loved ones with fresh eyes and fresh ideas. Prodependence as a model is more invitational, less pathological, and more personally affirming to those who are intimately involved with addicts, as Prodependence neither assumes nor assigns any pathology or label to people simply because they are loving an addict in the best way they can.
Kim is currently offering partner treatment based on the new Prodependence paradigm, based on the research of Dr. Robert Weiss. She is also working closely with Dr. Weiss to further develop this treatment and will be co-authoring the accompanying workbook in the fall of 2019.