Viktor Frankl Addiction Recovery

Life Coaching Program

Starting March 1, 2022

Accredited by ICF for 30 credits & 30 CEU's for Therapists/Psychologists (NYSED & APA)*

​Would you like to become an Addiction Recovery Life Coach helping others overcome their addictions?


Do you know a loved one or someone who struggles with Internet & Relationship, Alcohol, Drugs?

Do you want to change the lives of your family/community members using a Torah approach inspired by Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and author of Man's Search for Meaning?

While a therapist might diagnose addictive behavior and prescribe treatment, this is not the coach’s focus. Instead, a coach will offer someone the tools and guidance needed to follow the path they’ve already chosen. This will include learning how to:

  • Spot the signs of drugs/alcohol/Internet and relationship addictions

  • Offer guidance in developing new behavior patterns

  • Create an effective  plan of action

  • Reduce resistance to change

  • Direct that person to the right medical/group/therapeutic resources

  • Utilize the teachings of Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski, z”l 


The 15-week online program led by Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT, includes special guest speakers including:


  • Dr. Judith Grisel, former addict and author of “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

  • Justin Phillips, mother of son who OD’d from opioids and founder of

  • Dr. Lee Radosh, MD, one of the leading addiction medicine experts (Caron Treatment Centers)

  • Dr. Julia Loytsker, Phd., clinical supervisor and staff psychologist (Caron Treatment Centers)

Includes lectures from leading physicians and psychologists from Caron Treatment Centers 

Based on the writings of:

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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, z'l

Expert Guest Speakers

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Dr. Judith Grisel
Author "Never Enough"

Course Overview


The course will offer live zoom-based (with a phone in option) instruction with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT, for 15 weeks (schedule adjusted for holidays). Texts, Powerpoints, video presentations, live Q & A and role playing sessions will be a part of the training sessions.  ​


On the Viktor Frankl Addictions Recovery Life Coaching Program you will the learn the keys skills to coaching a wide range of addictions:

Understanding Addiction

  1. Introduction: Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction - Dr. Judith Grisel 

  2. Recovery Coaching CRAFT

  3. Dynamics of Addiction - R. Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT

  4. Addictions and Mood Disorders - Dr. Julia Loytsker (Caron)

  5. Opioid Addiction and Naloxone - Justin Phillips (mother of son who OD'd from opioids) 

  6. Medication for Addiction- Dr. Lee Radosh, MD (Caron)

  7. Understanding Sexual Addiction - Dr. Erica Sarr, PsyD, Clinical Director, The Gentle Path, The Meadows.


Treating Addiction 

  8.  Motivational Interviewing I

  9.  Motivational Interviewing II

 10. Recovery Coaching - Intake 

 11. Recovery Coaching 

 12. Recovery Coaching Recovery Plan

 13. Recovery Coaching Relapse Prevention - WRAP

 14. Viktor Frankl, Meaning, and Overcoming Addiction 

 15. Viktor Frankl, Meaning, and Overcoming Addiction 

Certification and CEUs


You will receive full certification as a Viktor Frankl Addictions Recovery Life Coach from the Torah Psychology School of Coaching and Counseling.


We are also certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and provide up to 30 hours of instruction. For more info on the optional ICF certification ACC Portfolio Path, click here or call Rabbi Schonbuch at 646-428-4723. 

Therapists/Psychologists will earn 30 CEU's from NYSED/APA (see below)*

Training Programs/Dates/Costs


The 15-week program begins on Tues., March 1, 2021 and meets on Tuesdays from 7-9pm EST via zoom. 

50% Off!


Tuition is  only $1500 (50% off the regular $3000 tuition fee) or $1500 paid in 4 monthly installments of $375. 


Justin Phillips
Mother of Son Who OD'd
Overdose Lifeline

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Dr. Lee Radosh (Caron)


Dr. Julia Loytsker (Caron)


Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT on Addiction


*NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).

This program is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Viktor Frankl on Setting Goals

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