Thelma McMillen Frontiers In Addiction
Lecture Series Presents: ‚Äč

July 18, 2017

“A Trauma-Informed Perspective on Dual-Diagnosis”

Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA

Medical Director of the UCLA Dual-Diagnosis Program
Founder and Medical Director of The Camden Center

This presentation will discuss the role of trauma in the development of addiction among patients with co-morbid substance use and psychiatric disorders. Empirical, neurologic, and processing definitions of addiction will be presented. Evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for substance use and trauma-associated disorders will be reviewed.


  • Define trauma as a primary etiology of addictive disorders

  • Describe how to effectively screen for a history of trauma in the assessment of patients with substance use disorders.

  • Identify psychotherapeutic modalities and pharmacologic interventions that are most effective in the treatment of patients with co-morbid psychiatric and addictive disorders.

  • Be aware of related cultural disparities such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion, family situation, self-esteem, socialization and/or economic status.

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Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.

FREE Continental Breakfast Provided

Torrance Memorial's Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Dr. Torrance, Calif. 90505 (off Skypark Dr; between Hawthorne & Crenshaw)

Upcoming Events:

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.

Senior Fellow

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 Medical Education.

South Bay Network for Professionals Treating Addiction

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