It is hard to believe that McLeod Center’s March Professional Training Series is right around the corner. Robert J. Ackerman, Ph. D, will be joining us on Friday, March 17, 2017 to present as session entitled, Adult Daughters of Alcoholics & Other Traumas: Helping Women in Abusive Relationships.

Dr. Robert J. Ackerman is editor of Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction & Behavioral health Professionals, co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and recently awarded “Professor of the Year” at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. As an author, he has published numerous articles and research findings and is best known for writing the first book in the United States on children of alcoholics, Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics, as well as being a co-author for Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul. He is the recipient of many awards and is a veteran of numerous TV appearances with his work being featured on CNN Headline News, the New York Times, the Today Show, USA Today newspaper, Newsweek Magazine, Oprah and other social media.

The workshop he will be presenting will focus on the concerns, emotions, and recovery issues for adult daughters of alcoholics and other dysfunctional families. The workshop is based on Dr. Ackerman’s work and research with more than 1200 women in the United States. Identification of problems for adult daughters and intervention techniques will be presented. The workshop will focus on the positive as well as negative characteristics and behaviors of adult daughters with a special emphasis on the transitions necessary to achieve a more balanced and healthy life, and will address the problems for women in controlling/abusive relationships that are not limited to legal and safety issues only. This workshop will examine the underlying issues, often overlooked, in order to provide intervention and recovery for women in these controlling/abusive relationships.

This session is free but registration is required as space is limited. Registration opens to the public at 9am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. For more information or to register, please go to