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Viktor Frankl Addiction Recovery

Life Coaching Program

Starting July 17, 2023

​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

  • Lew Abrams, LCSW - Expert on Addiction in the Orthodox world

  • Nate Nagelblatt, LCSW -

  • Alexander Rand, LCSW

  • R. Menachem Posnanski, LCSW, The Living Room

  • Dominique Simon-Levine, PhD, Director,

  • Michael Otay, 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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Lewis Abrams, LCSW
National Expert on Alcoholism


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. The Neuroscience of Addiction

  2. Understanding Addiction (Alcohol & Drugs)

  3. Sex and Internet Addiction

  4. Understanding Process Addictions I 

  5. Understanding Process Addictions II

  6. Recovery Coaching 

  7. Working with Teens at Risk


Treating Addiction 

  8. Working with Families CRAFT Model I 

  9. Working with Families CRAFT Model II

 10. Motivational Interviewing I 

 11. Motivational Interviewing II

 12. Recovery Coaching Relapse Prevention - WRAP

 13. Viktor Frankl, Meaning, and Overcoming Addiction

 14. Viktor Frankl, Meaning, and Overcoming Addiction



Ethics and Boundaries

15. Ethics and Boundaries in Recovery coaching 

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. 

Training Programs/Dates/Costs


The 15-week program begins on Mon. July 17, 2023 and meets on Mondays 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.

 Menachem Posnanski, LCSW
The Living Room 

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Nate Nagelblatt, LCSW,


 Dominique Simon-Levine, PhD

Dr. Lee Radosh (Caron)



Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT on Addiction

Viktor Frankl on Setting Goals

Image by Anthony DELANOIX
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