Struggle for Intimacy in a Dysfunctional World


“Struggle for Intimacy in a Dysfunctional World” training sponsored by the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council is scheduled for Friday, October 19 and 26, 2012.

There is no such thing as a perfect family. Everyone comes from a family with some degree of dysfunction. Many of us have long suffered the consequences of being raised in an unhealthy environment. As a result of unhealthy messages received from childhood, adults struggle with life issues especially with emotional intimacy. Our presenter demonstrates how these messages are often carried into our adult lives, contaminates relationships, and affects our emotional health and intimacy skills for family members or for professionals working with clients with related issues. Participants will learn what constitutes healthy relationships, how to achieve them and how to change unhealthy habits and behaviors.

This training offering is a two part series scheduled for Friday, October 19 & 26 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. at the First Presbyterian Church (Near the College) 219 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY. Suzanne Joyce, CASAC will be presenting. There is a $130 fee. Pre-registration is required by calling the Council at 664-3608 in Jamestown. Community members interested in the topic are welcome and encouraged to attend. You may be pleasantly surprised that you did.

This course is qualifies for those seeking professional credentialing as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC); Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) or Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) as approved by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. This course is OASAS approved for 12 hours CASAC (Section 3), CPP/CPS (Section 2). This course work is recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity

The Council offers a number of professional training opportunities throughout the year. Individualized on-site training, depending upon staff needs, is available. All trainings can be designed either as an in-service training, conference or workshop.

The Council is a not-for-profit, United Way supported agency. To register for the above course or to learn more about other training offerings the Council may have available contact Kathleen Colby, Training Services, at 664-3608 or e-mail at Also, visit our Web Site: