Desert Star

Addiction Recovery Center

Established in 2009
Locally Owned and Operated

Awaken to Healing in the Desert

Successfully Treating Drug & Alcohol Issues, Mental Health Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sex Addiction & Relationship Issues

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Email for more information on any of the listed workshops.

Each Networking Breakfast provides 1.5 continuing education units.

October 7, 2022 – Choose Family Therapy
Vicki L. Loyer Ph.D., LMFT—Blue Door Psychotherapy

February 3, 2023
To Be Announced

May 12, 2023
To Be Announced

Tucson Behavioral Health Professionals Networking Breakfast
Friday, October 7th, 2022


Westward Look Resort
245 E. Ina
Tucson, AZ 85704
Register online by Wednesday, 10/05 5pm
$30 per person
$35 for walk-ins
Refunds will be processed up to the registration dead-line, minus the EventBrite fee. Email or call via info below to cancel.

Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no 6887. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Desert Star ARC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Please contact Nicole Velasco at with questions.

Choose family therapy:
Succeed with Invalidating systems, High conflict couples, and Problem saturated families

Providing relief, hope, and skills to families who are struggling is possible. Families and others who love individuals with personality or behavioral disorders become overwhelmed by fear and fatigue as they witness their loved one’s pain. In this presentation you will learn to use choose the most effective type of family therapy to increase family effectiveness and quality of life experiences while decreasing life threatening behaviors and therapy interfering behaviors. Develop your skills in using a family’s unique strengths to create connection and context within which healthy behaviors are possible.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase assessment skill for choosing the most effective type of family therapy.
  • Learn an effective strategy for creating connection in an initial session.
  • Identify a family therapy treatment hierarchy.
  • Learn to maintain emotional safety of all family members in the therapy room.

This presentation provides 1.5 continuing education hours.

Vicki L. Loyer Ph.D., LMFT, is the CEO/President of Blue Door Psychotherapy, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona, and a faculty member at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Loyer brings together the strength of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and the efficiency of Competency Focused Family Therapy to bring relief and skills to individuals and their families. She is a contributing author to Desert Leaf Magazine, Tucson, has published articles and books on premarital relationships and youth-at-risk, and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and past president of the Arizona Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AzAMFT).

Breakfast Buffet Menu

  • Local Cubed Fruit & Berries Fresh Cut Strawberry and Toasted Oats Parfait – Goat Milk Yogurt

  • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs – Cheddar Cheese and Chives

  • Smoked Bacon and Pork Sausage

  • Shallot & Thyme Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

  • Breakfast Pastries – Fruit Filled and Cheese Danish, Croissants, Muffins, Streusel Coffee Cake

  • Brick Oven Bagels – Cream Cheese, Scottish Smoked Salmon Spread, Chive Spread, Sweet Butter, Marmalade

  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice & Watermelon Minted Fresca

  • Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Hot Teas