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Buddhism and 12 Steps: Spiritual Pathways for Relapse Prevention

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Chris McDuffie, CADCII, MSW Intern

Chris McDuffie is a Chemical Dependency Counselor, at AToN Center, a 30-Day, residential detox and treatment center for co-occurring disorders. Chris is a retired high school principal and will complete his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University in August 2020. Chris teaches Buddhist psychology, Mindfulness, Meditation and is Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention trained therapists from UCSD's Mindfulness Institute. You may find Chris' teaching on the Insight Timer app, where he is the host of Spiritual Sobriety, where he teaches on how to practice Spirituality from a Buddhist and 12 Step perspectives. Chris also has a private practice for corporate and individual counseling. Chris has presented APA approved educational webinars for: AToN Center; Behavioral Health Association Providers; Adelphi University; and State Healthcare Agencies.

Chris is originally from New York, where he taught AP US History and coached lacrosse for ten years, and served as a high school principal in NY, NJ and CA. He has been an adjunct college professor teaching American History. Chris has a MA in American History, and a Professional Diploma in School Leadership and Supervision both from Fordham University. Chris is currently completing his Master in Clinical Social Work at Fordham University. Chris retired from school leadership to help teach recovery from addiction and trauma in 2010. Chris lives in San Diego, CA.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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