Betsy Spier, LMFT specializes in addiction and co-occurring disorders. She has over 20 years of experience working in addiction and mental health treatment and teaches at the Drug and Alcohol Studies Department of UCLA. Here Spier talks about personal and professional growth for addiction professionals and counselors working in the fields of addiction treatment, mental health treatment and co-occurring disorders treatment. This involves counseling techniques, stress management techniques, relaxation techniques and self-exploration for professionals to ensure they are able to provide the best care possible.
About Betsy Spier, LMFT, Her Work & Counseling Techniques
Betsy Spier is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in couples counseling and addiction and co-occurring disorders. She has more than 20 years of experience in addiction and mental health treatment. A graduate of Antioch University, Betsy not only works as a clinician and administrator but also teaches at the Drug and Alcohol Studies Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Betsy was involved in opening one of the first “dual diagnosis” programs in South Central LA in the mid 1990s. The program came out of the need for specialized treatment for women with children, who were chemically dependent and had co-occurring mental illnesses. It still provides superior services for the community.
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