• Friday, January 17, 2020


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The Role of Spirituality in Addiction and Recovery

New York, NY


Join your colleagues and professionals from the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute as we explore the value of spirituality in addiction and recovery. Using a clinical case as a starting point, we'll pay special attention to neurobiological aspects of the Twelve Step Program, and what happens at the intersection of spirituality and psychotherapy.  


  • Understand the role of spirituality in therapy, treatment and healing 
  • Learn how spiritual-based practices during treatment integrate with the brain science behind addiction
  • Identify positive and negative effects of both conscious and unconscious spiritual beliefs 
  • Differentiate between spirituality as a patient resource and spirituality as a toxic force

January 17
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Hazelden Betty Ford at Chelsea
322 8th Ave., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

A FREE light lunch is provided
2 CEs applied for
Limited seats available.


11 a.m. Check-in
11-11:30 a.m. Networking and light lunch
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Presentation


Kelly Kathleen

Kathleen Kelley, PhD, MDiv, LMFT

Kathleen Kelley is a psychotherapist providing individual, couples and family therapy at the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute. For the past 17 years, Kelley has worked professionally at the intersection of faith and psychotherapy, an area where she finds the greatest resources for emotional health and healing. A former Hazelden clinician, she has extensive training and experience in the treatment of those struggling with addiction.

Edmund Griffin Edmund Griffin, MD, PhD

Edmund Griffin, MD, is a Harvard-trained addiction psychiatrist and neurobiologist who currently serves as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Griffin is an associate member of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute.
Paul Kelly Paul Kelly, MA, LMHC, CSAT

Paul Kelly is a psychotherapist, pastoral counselor and certified sex addiction therapist with expertise in relationship trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, spiritual distress and career challenges. Kelly uses client-centered, positive psychology approaches to help clients restore their relationships with themselves, their partners and the larger world around them. He is a frequent presenter and workshop leader at Twelve Step retreats and conferences.
Mary Regan Mary Ragan, PhD, LCSW

Mary Ragan is the executive director of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute with a clinical practice in PSI's Trinity Church Wall Street location. She is a consultant to executives and leadership teams in both faith-based and secular organizations and has extensive experience exploring traumatic grief with first responders, family members affected by trauma and returning veterans. Ragan also volunteers as a consultant to Lifeway Network, an organization providing safe housing for trafficked women.


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