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May 2019 Lunch & Learn

  • 05/20/2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 161 N. Clark St., 12th Fl., Chicago 60601


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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Issues in Family Law

Join us for lunch as we discuss interviewing, diagnostic testing, collateral contacts, laboratory analysis, report writing, and alternatives for aftercare plans. Dr. David Gates will focus on the assessment process of interviewing for alcohol/drug abuse in family court situations. Dr. Mark Zissman will focus on the outpatient treatment options available to those individuals needing intervention, primarily focusing on Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) programming. The Hon. Charles Reynard will discuss how family courts craft and enforce protective provisions of the court orders purporting to secure for children the benefits of two present-and-accounted-for parents (i.e., clean and sober parents) in their post litigation lives.

This is a complimentary program for AFCC-IL members; there is a nominal registration fee for non-members.


David Gates, PhD, LMFT, CSADC is an individual/marital/family therapist with 40 years of experience in the fields of family therapy, addiction, domestic violence, and mediation. He graduated from Northcentral University in 2014 with a doctorate in Psychology. He previously graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1977 with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. He completed the two year postgraduate family therapy training program at the Family Institute in 1983 as well as the two year supervisor of family therapist training program in 1994. He is a licensed marital and family therapist; an Approved Supervisor and Clinical member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy; certified as a supervisor alcohol and other drug abuse counselor.

Mark Zissman, PsyD, CADC is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified alcohol and drug counselor. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University, and both his Masters in Counseling and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. Mark is the clinical director of outpatient serves for Gateway Foundation and has dedicated his career to specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders and co‐occurring mental health conditions, in both youth and adult populations.

The Hon. Charles Reynard (Ret.) is a former judge of the Eleventh Circuit in Illinois. From 1987 until joining the bench in 2002, Reynard was a state's attorney for McLean County. In addition to nine years in private practice, he has experience as an assistant state's attorney and assistant public defender. Reynard co-authored Voir Dire in Child Victim Sex Abuse Trials (1995) and A Strategic Guide for Illinois Prosecutors (1996), also authoring The Violence Stops Here: Prosecuting Domestic Violence (1999).

Thank you to our lunch sponsor  

IL Mental Health CEUs: Application has been submitted to co-sponsor, Margaret S. Powers and Associates, and has been approved for 1.50 hours of CEUs for all Illinois Licensed Mental Health Providers.

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