Thelma McMillen Frontiers In Addiction
Lecture Series Presents:
March 21, 2017
“It’s Us, Not Them: How We are Failing Men in Treatment”
Dan Griffin, MA
Griffin Recovery Enterprises, Inc.
CEO & Lead Consultant
Senior Fellow, The Meadows
The traditional model for working with men was built around "breaking
men down" and that paradigm continues to have a significant influence
on the ways in which men are treated by programs and clinicians. Even
though approximately 70% of the people that go through treatment annually
are men, the majority of professionals have not been trained to effectively
work with men. Furthermore, men and women experience, respond to, exhibit
the symptoms of and recover from trauma differently. Therefore, the interventions
and treatment services we provide to men must also be different. Client-centered
treatment cannot mean avoiding the systemic impact of gender on our clients
- male and female identified. Many treatment professionals may be unintentionally
re-traumatizing male participants thereby increasing their risk of failure
in the program. This presentation offers practical guidance and tools
for professionals working with men in navigating these challenging areas.
Describe two ways as to how the four core areas of: Self, Relationships,
Sexuality and Spirituality impact a man’s recovery and key issues
within each core area.
Identify two differences in the way that men experience, process, exhibit
symptoms of, and recover from trauma that is different from women’s
Identify two exercises to use in clinical practice to enhance clinical
competence in the four core areas of Self, Relationships, Sexuality and
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast
FREE CMEs and CEUs
FREE Continental Breakfast Provided
Torrance Memorial's Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Dr. Torrance, Calif. 90505 (off Skypark Dr; between
Hawthorne & Crenshaw)
May 16, 2017
Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Author, Therapist, International Clinical Educator
Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health
Title: Out of the Doghouse: Defining and Healing Infidelity in the Digital Age
July 18, 2017
Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA
Medical Director of the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program
Founder and Medical Director of The Camden Center
Title: A Trauma-Informed Perspective on Dual-Diagnosis
September 19, 2017
David Sack, M.D.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Elements Behavioral Health
Title: Opiate Overdoses and How to Prevent Them
November 21, 2017
Kevin T. McCauley, M.D.
The Meadows at Wickenburg
Title: The Brain and Recovery: An Update on Neuroscience of Addiction
Target Audience: MDs and Psychologists (*), RN (BRN Provider #300), LCSW
& MFT (CAMFT #128405),
CCAPP (2S-02-489-0718), CAADE (CP20 931C0819) and allied health professionals.
The Thelma McMillen Center is approved by the California Association of
Marriage and Family Therapist to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs,
LCSWs. Thelma McMillen maintains responsibility for this program/course
and its content.
Course meets the qualifications for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit
for LMFTs, LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Certificates will be awarded at the end of the presentation with the return
of a filled out evaluation.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Institute for Medical
Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum
of 2.5 AMA PRA Category I creditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing
South Bay Network for Professionals Treating Addiction