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DIFFICULT CASES, ADOLESCENT AND ADULT
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Working With Resistant, Unmotivated And Mandated
Clients Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
 

A straightforward method for bypassing resistance and denial and forming cooperative working relationships with our clients.

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change.


10:30 - 12:00 NOON — How To Improve Your Effectiveness
  By 65% Without Hardly Trying Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
  Participants learn specific techniques about how to gather and use ongoing client feedback to dramatically improve treatment outcomes.
     

12:00 NOON - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
  Current Trends In Adolescent/Young Adult Drug Use:
  Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Benzos And "Club Drugs"
 

Richard Rawson, Ph.D.Richard Rawson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program (ISAP). UCLA, School of Medicine. Prinicipal Investigator, NIDA Methampehtamine Clinical Trials Group.

     
  Evidence Based Addiction Treatment:
  How Research Supports The Use Of The Twelve Steps
  Marvin D. Sepala, M.D.
Corporate Medical Director, Hazelden Foundation Author, Clinicians Guide to the Twelve Step Principles.
     
3:15 - 4:45 P.M. — SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
  Advances In Current Substance Abuse Treatment
  Richard Rawson, Ph.D.
   
  Helping Parents To Disengage Their Children From
  Negative Peer Subcultures  
  Patrick J. Barrasso, MSW, CISW
Founder/Director, In Balance, Adolescent/Adult intensive outpatient substance abuse program, In Balance Ranch Academy, residential boarding school for substance abuse (Boys 13-17 years of age).
     
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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — The Origin & Profile Of The Abusive
Personality Don Dutton, Ph.D.
 

A description of the theory and research findings establishing an abusive personality, formed through exposure to violence, shaming and insecure attachment resulting in trauma based assaults on the sense of self, a tendency to externalize and aversive affective states in intimate relationships.

Don Dutton, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Executive Director, America on Violence, San Diego, CA. Author, The Batterer: A Psychological Perspective, Harper Collins.


10:30 - 12:00 NOON — Healing Family Violence
  Dr. Cloe Madanes
 

A systemic model for understanding domestic violence, adolescent violence, child abuse and neglect. This presentation focuses on intervention strategies including community resources, and cultural factors. Video tapes will be used to demonstrate specific principles and skills.

Dr. Cloe Madanes
A world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and brief therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. Author of 5 books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love and Violence; The Secret Meaning of Money; and The Violence of Men.

     

12:00 NOON - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — Couples: Dilemmas & Solutions
  Dr. Cloe Madanes
 

Eight Strategies For Working With Difficult Couples.

     
3:15 - 4:45 P.M. — SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
  Interventions With Assaultiveness
  Don Dutton, Ph.D
  Fat Is A Family Affair
  Judi Hollis, Ph.D.
Clinical Consultant, Palm Springs Serenity Retreat. Author, Fat is a Family Affair; Fat & Furious; Hot & Heavy; and now From Bagels to Buddha.
   
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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration
8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Emerging Triumphant from the Heart of
  Darkness: Imagery as the Key to Healing Traumatic Stress
  Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCDBelleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Founder, President and Board Co-Chair, Health Journeys.

10:30 - 12:00 NOON — SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
  Lesson Learned the Hard Way:
What to Do and What Not to Do When Treating PTSD.
  Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD
   
  Trauma & Addiction: What's New & What Works?
  Jerry A. Briskin, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Advanced Recovery Center, Delray Beach, FL. Author of the upcoming book, PTSD & Addiction: A First Step Toward Integration.
   

12:00 NOON - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
  Motherless-Daughters: Perspectives On Loss & Growth
  Gina Arons, Psy.D.
 

The death of a mother is not an event that a woman recovers from over time. It is a defining piece of a woman's existence. This presentation addresses the psychological and developmental challenges facing women who have lost their mothers in childhood and later in life.

Gina Arons, Psy.D.Gina Arons, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Lincoln, MA. Presents nationally on issues of Motherless-Daughters.

 
Extricating from Abusive Intimate Relationships:
  Clinical Issues
  Barrie Levy, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Adjunct Professor, UCLA. Author, Dating Violence and In Love and in Danger. Consultant, Westside Domestic Violence Network/Sojourn Services for Battered Women.
   
  Domestic Violence Assessment
  Herman Lindeman, Ph.D.
 

Four domestic violence tests will be discussed.

Herman Lindeman, Ph.D.
Founder/Director, Behavior Data Systems Ltd.

 


3:15 - 4:45 P.M. —
SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
  Treatment Of Motherless-Daughters:
Moving from Ongoing Bereavement to Connection
  Gina Arons, Psy.D
  This presentation explores clinical work with motherless-daughters using case examples. Transference and counter-transference concerns are examined.
   
 

In Love & In Danger: Abuse In Teens Intimate Relationships

    Barrie Levy, LCSW
     
  Resolution of Trauma: Interactive Dynamic List Work (IDLW)
  Russ Warner, M.A.
Director of Special Projects, Cottonwood de Tucson, Facilitator, InnerPath Beginnings Workshop.
     
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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration
 
POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: CHOOSE ONE
Domestic Violence - Partner Abuse: 7 Continuing Education Hours
- Fulfill Your Licensing Requirements For Domestic Violence -
 
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: Contemporary Research, Assessment, and Treatment Innovations for Partner Abuse
 
David B. Wexler, Ph.D.David B. Wexler, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, San Diego, CA. Author, When Good Men Behave Badly, 2004. Executive Director, Relationship Training Institute.
 
8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Definitions & Typologies Of Domestic
Violence: One Size Does Not Fit All!
  Participants are challenged to revisit pre-conceived notions about domestic violence.

10:15 - 12:15 P.M. — Screening, Risk Assessment, And
  Group Fundamentals

12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. — Understanding Male Psychology &
  "Approaching Good Men Behaving Badly"

3:30 P.M. 5:00 P.M. Controversies, Couples, Kids &
  Personal Reactions
 
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING COURSE
 
Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D. Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Psychiatry Western Psychiatric Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
 
8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Preparing People for Change

10:15 - 12:15 P.M. — Establishing Safety and Enhancing
  Motivation

12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. — Handling Resistance

3:30 P.M. 5:00 P.M. Evoking Commitments
 
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