Kelly E. Green, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Associate Professor of Psychology, St. Edward's University

Links and Resources

Links and Resources

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Advising Families and Friends on How to Help a Loved One Struggling with Addiction.

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (22980)

I recently published an article in the Texas Psychologist titled, Advising Families and Friends on How to Help a Loved One Struggling with Addiction. Although it was written for other clinicians, it includes a lot of information that could be helpful for anyone who is faced with this difficult situation. You can access the article here:

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SMART Recovery - A peer support group alternative to AA/NA

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (20232)

I encourage clients to consider the ways that peer support groups in the community can support their recovery efforts. Many people, even those who do not consider themselves spiritual, can benefit from the social support aspects of AA/NA meetings. But for those who don't find 12-step groups helpful, SMART Recovery is a peer support group option that is based on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. SMART Recovery meetings focus on evidence-based strategies to support recovery from alcohol and ...

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Excellent TED Talk - Johann Hari's "Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong."

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (20011)

I highly recommend this TED talk to families of people struggling with addiction. In this TED Talk, "Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong", Johann Hari discusses varying perspectives on addiction, and highlights some of the inaccuracies about the way addiction and treatment for addiction is presented in the media. 

Here are some excerpts from the talk, but it is worth watching it in its entirety. 

"There was anot...

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Socialize Sober - A New Austin Resource

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (25762)

A difficult part of recovery from addiction can be finding ways to socialize that don't create urges to use alcohol and drugs. This can be especially difficult in a city like Austin, and until now there really haven't been great resources to help people in recovery find a sober social events. Well that is changing with the creation of Socialize Sober! This website was started by one of my recent graduates from St. Edward's University, and it provides an incredible service to the recovery comm...

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Self-Help Resources

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (22007)

There are a lot of useful self-help resources available for individuals in recovery and their families. These resources can be helpful for those who don't want to seek professional services as well as those who are actively engaged in psychotherapy. Here are some of my favorites:

The Center for Motivation and Change in NYC has an excellent blog that addresses many of the common issues faced by individuals in recovery, and their families. 

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Give an Hour - Free Therapy for Veterans and Their Families

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (12807)

Dr. Green is a proud volunteer provider for the Give an Hour organization, which connects Veterans and their families with mental health providers willing to a limited number of therapy hours for free. For more information, and to find a list of Give an Hour providers who currently have openings for new clients, visit

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CRAFT - Community Reinforcement and Family Training

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (11708)

Dr. Green is one of only a few clinicians in the Austin area to provide Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), which is an evidence-based treatment that helps families to support their loved one’s recovery while protecting their own well-being.

CRAFT is an effective alternative to confrontational “interventions” and Al-Anon, and many families find CRAFT is a better fit for their goals to repair and rebuild relationships with loved ones who are struggling...

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