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Robert Navarra



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Dr. Navarra is a Master Certified Gottman Therapist, Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer. He is a popular presenter at national conferences and has trained therapists nationally and internationally. Dr. Navarra has co-authored several book chapters with Drs. John and Julie Gottman including three articles on Gottman Therapy for the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy (January 2018). Additional publications include, Systemic Addiction Treatment in Couple and Family Therapy, for the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy; Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Co-Morbidity, in Gottman Level 2 Training Manual; and Family Response to Adults and Alcohol, in Addiction Treatment Quarterly.

Dr. Navarra developed the Couple Recovery Development Approach (CRDA), a relational model of addiction assessment and treatment based on his research at Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. Integrating CRDA with the Sound Relationship House model Dr. Navarra designed a two-day workshop for recovering couples, Roadmap for the Journey, and a one-day training workshop for therapists and counselors, Couples and Addiction Recovery. Dr. Navarra and Dr. John Gottman are collaborating on a randomized clinical trial of the CRDA model in treatment programs. Dr. Navarra teaches graduate classes on addictive disorders at Santa Clara University.

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