Incorporating Parents into the Recovery Process for Adolescents with J.G. Regnier

Dates: August 28, 2019

Meets: W from 9:00 AM to 12 N

Location: MidSOUTH LR Plaza West - Room 855


If you wish to attend in person, please email  Classroom size is limited to 10 people only.  For the livestream, please go to on the day of the training and make sure you sign-in using the button below the video player in order to receive credit.

This three-hour Livestream course utilizes didactic and experiential techniques to help participants learn how to communicate with parents in the recovery process. Quite often it is the parental buy-in to the process that makes the biggest difference in being effective in helping the adolescents to have the needed structure and boundaries that lead to successful outcomes. This requires improved communication skills that, as care providers, the class participants may be the ones in the best position to deliver. Modeling Motivational Interviewing techniques to parents and role-playing reflective listening techniques with affirmations can often help the adolescent feel validated and heard. Learning the basics to beginning to sound and act non-judgmental is a practiced art that will be discussed here.



To attend via livestream:
Fee: $0.00

MidSOUTH LR Plaza West - Room 855

415 North McKinley, Suite 855
Plaza West Building, 8th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72205


J.G. Regnier

J.G. Regnier, LADAC, has been in private practice since 2001 with Counseling & Psychology Services in Little Rock, AR. He has been in the substance abuse field treating co-occurring disorders since 1988. He also currently provides clinical supervision in various settings throughout Arkansas for substance abuse and mental health programs that specialize in co-occurring disorders. He holds the following credentials: LADAC, AADC, CS, DCS, SAP, and PRSS. Regnier (pronounced rain-your) specializes in the following three areas: 1) counseling persons who use substances and their families, 2) training/consultation in Motivational Interviewing 3) technical consulting to start up programs. He has been training others in Motivational Interviewing since 1998 and was certified by Yale University and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a trainer in Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP) in 2008. J.G. also obtained the second highest trainer credential at the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) at Atlanta, Georgia in October of 2014. He has served as Vice-President of the Arkansas Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (AAADAC) for three terms, two terms on the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) and was appointed to serve on the Arkansas Alcohol & Drug Abuse Coordinating Council for an unprecedented three consecutive terms as an at-large member.


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