Episode 82

Helping an addicted loved one can be really difficult. What should a person do? What shouldn’t they do? I had an opportunity to talk with Dr. Kate Watson of the podcast Only Trying to Help about this very thing. This is our second podcast together and for this episode Kate asked me to come up with some tips for listeners about interacting with their loved one who is struggling with addiction. I’m sharing this episode with the ATS audience in the hopes that some of these tips will be helpful for your clients. 


Dr. Kate Watson Bio

Dr. Kate Watson earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Towson University and her graduate degree in psychological counseling from Columbia University. She earned her doctorate in health policy and social justice from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and a certificate of Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

Today, she is the president and founder of the Advocacy Academy, a Philadelphia-based training, consulting, and coaching company. She is a director emeritus of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and a current board member of the Lady Parts Collective, a Los Angeles–based theater company specializing in the development of work relevant to women in the United States. Kate is an ongoing consultant to the Department of Defense, the NFL, and major television networks. She has conducted trainings in twenty states, eight countries, and across many fields: health care, education, social services, financial advising, victim advocacy, corrections, etc. Kate trains approximately five thousand to ten thousand people a year. She also coaches individuals on how to be better advocates for people, causes, and communities.

With her friend Leslie Ballway, Kate is the host of Only Trying to Help, a weekly podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, and directly through her website: www.OnlyTryingToHelp.com.

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