Margaret Ann Fetting, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
LAISPS Guest Instructor
2 SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 21 & 28, 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
12011 San Vicente Blvd., #520
Los Angeles, CA 90049
This Course is Approved for 6.0 CEU’s
Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair
This workshop provides an overview, as well as, a refresher course for the highly opinionated, yet ever-changing field of substance use disorders (SUDs). Emphasis will be placed on developing a deep appreciation for our ancient and natural desire for escaping reality through intoxication. We will discuss the historical transformation of this universal desire into a pathological obsession.
Participants will be introduced to the new dislocation theory of addiction that couples rising rates in addiction with globalization and the daily stresses of mastering technology. Workshop participants will explore cultural, sociocultural and family influences on our thinking and behavior around the use and excessive use of substances.
Contemporary concepts about SUDs, the biology of desire, the DSM-5 diagnostic changes, ten classes of substances(known and unknown), as well as the non-substance-related disorder of gambling will be reviewed.
Nine self-medication theories of SUDs and a symposium approach to treatment infused with contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic concepts will be introduced. The symposium approach is based on the ancient Greek forum for education on drinking habits-learning to “tipple wisely” or, if heavy minded, decide on abstinence.
Participants will leave personally and professionally energized with fresh perspectives and with a newly constructed knowledge base for their clinical use.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this program participants will be able to identify:
- The ancient and universal desire to escape and expand consciousness with alcohol and other drugs.
- The Biology of Desire.
- The history of American culture’s tendency to impose moral, medical, and legal control on habitual and/or excessive use, rather than allow for the more European, as an example, reliance on social informal and formal norms to set boundaries.
- The dislocation theory of addiction that considers the biggest risk factors to be societal and cultural, not genetic and biological.
- The importance of providing an ongoing relational home for the patient to explore his individual relationship with substances during periods of pleasure and excess, as well as explore his desires for better mastery of destructive impulses.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU’S)
Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.
- Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
- According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance