The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference
February 5-8, 2015
Location: The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

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A Different Kind of Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Conference

The field of substance abuse and addiction treatment has been evolving for almost eight decades. During this time there have been many important developments, as well as many failed experiments. It is time to step back and conduct a professional inventory of where we have been, where we are now and where we are heading.

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

This conference provides a forum to encourage professional dialogue around controversial issues; to showcase innovative and creative treatment approaches; and to provide overview of the field and its future. Over 750 registrants and 100 exhibitors will be in attendance.

The conference offers 27.5 CE hours for: Addiction Counselors, Alcohol/Drug Educators, Certified Eating Disorder Specialists, Employee Assistance Professionals, Interventionists, Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP), Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers (LCSW)

Several registration options are available, including pre-registration discounts, student discounts, and financial relief registrations. Go to Evolution of Addiction TX for more information.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Integrating Focusing into Your Clinical Practice, John Amodeo, PhD, MFT;, Laury Rappaport, PhD, MFT
Points of Intervention: Discovering & Developing Your Natural Skills with Clients II, Allen Berger, PhD; Thom Rutledge, LCSW

Friday, February 6, 2015
An Overview of the Past 20 Years of Addiction Treatment, Harry Haroutunian, MD
The Insidious Addiction: Screening, Assessment, and Treatment for Problem Gambling, Timothy Fong, MD, Margarit Davtin, MA
Part A: Positive Psychology and the 12 Steps, Maria Gray, MA, MEd, MFT Registered Intern
Part B: The Conspiracy Against Authenticity – the Setup in Our Culture That Leads Us toward Addiction, Chris Stretch, ACSW, CADC
Pharmageddon, Sturary Finkelstein, MD; Stephen Schur, BA
Treatment with Military, Veterans, & their Families, Mark Mitchell, MFT
Motivational Interviewing: A Practical Application for Special Populations, Katheryn Whitaker, LMFT; Toby Spiegel, PhD; Robert Weathers, PhD
Unpacking the Therapeutic Value of the 12 Steps, Armin Baier, JD, LCSW; Allen Berger, PhD; Herbert Kaighan, BA; Ingrid Mathieu, PhD; Thom Rutledge, LCSW
Embracing Hope: Using the Latest Treatment Breakthroughs to Improve Addiction Recovery Rates,Constance Scharff, PhD

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Quieting the Hungry Ghost: Mindful and Compassionate Relapse Prevention, Richard Fields, PhD
Lessons About Recovery from the Real Life Experiences of the Mooney Family, Robert Mooney, M.D.
Demystifying Addiction: Understanding Addictions as an Attachment Disorder, Thomas Hedlund, LMFT
Plural Recovery: Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention for Couples, Robert Weathers, PhD; Colleen Kelley, LMFT
Trauma and the 12 Steps: Clinical Keys for Enhancing Recovery Services, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Part A: The SMART Recovery Meeting Experience, Tom Horvath, PhD
Part B: 12 Step Alternatives, Guy Lamunyon, MSN, RN, CAS
Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Treatment with Clients taking Addiction Medications, Michael McCann, MA; Jeremey Martinez, M.D.
Shame and It’s Effect on the Therapeutic Relationship and Therapeutic Process, Gary Yontef, PhD
Multi-Family therapy at the Dinner Table, Matthew Healey, LMFT; Jennifer Musselman, MFT Intern
Recovering from Addictions and Making Amends: Myth, Mess or Mastery, Stuart Bassman, EdD
A New Era Ahead with Alcohol and Other Drugs: Reconsidering and Redefining Post DSM-5,Margaret Fetting, PhD, LCSW
Taming the Perfectionist Within: Overcoming perfectionism and the insidious impact on substance abuse, eating disorders, and toxic relationships,Claudia Lineweaver, PhD, LPC; Stacie Cox, LCSW, CADC II, LADAC, CEC, CHt
Learning How to Learn – Life skills are an evidence-based treatment approach. Can we improve how clients learn them? Clark Carr, CAS; Marie Cecchini Sternquist, PhD; Richard Lennox, PhD

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Handling Disruptions to the Therapeutic Alliance, Allen Berger, PhD; Thom Rutledge, LCSW
The Emotionally Indefensible Family Sculpture: Experiential Group Therapy, Oyen Hoffman, M.A., LAC, MFTc, NCAC II; Debby Zuinga, B.S., M.S., MFT, CAC III
Pain Killers: The Latest Information, Insights and Treatment, Damon Raskin, MD
The Recovery Zone System, Al J. Mooney, M.D.
Relapse Prevention Counseling, Susan Musetti, MFT; David Lisonbee, BS
Panel: Critical Issues in Treatment and Recovery
Moe Gelbart, PhD
Larry Smith, CAS III
Carol Teutelbaum, MFT
George DuWors, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Mark Baumgartner, LPC
Marcia Ullet, MA, LMFT, CPC
Mick Meagher, Esq
The Past, Present and Future of Spirituality as a Modality of Addiction Treatment, Rabbi Shais Taub

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