Frontiers in Addiction Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures:
January 17, 2017

Understanding Addiction and Recovery Through a Child’s eye
Speaker: Jerry Moe, MA.

National Director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Kids have a unique perspective in viewing the world. While it’s long been held that alcoholism and other drugs addiction are a family disease, there are few opportunities for children to be an integral part of the treatment and recovery process. Come learn how children not only see addiction in their families but also how they embrace the healing journey. There is much hope when we serve the whole family.


  • List two healing stages for children growing up in families hurt by addiction,
  • Identify two strategies to persuade adults to consent for their children to participate in a prevention program.
  • Describe two messages which enhances and deepens the recovery process for kids

FREE Continental Breakfast Provided


Torrance Memorial Hoffman Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90505

Date & Time

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration / Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

RSVP not required.
Call (310)-257-5758 for further information.

South Bay Network for Professionals Treating Addiction

A New Paradigm for Resolving Addictions

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Check in: 8:30 am; Presentation: 9:00-10:00 am

This presentation concerns the use of four scientific discoveries that have led to a breakthrough in the treatment of addictions. This original approach involves accessing the “addictive template” or underlying basis for addictions and rapidly eliminating it. Without the addictive template, there is no basis for craving or relapses to occur. This is one of the first forms of psychotherapy that can target specific parts of the brain’s addictive neural circuit and change them.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe three components of the Emotional Transformation Therapy method
  • Explain the use of memory reconsolidation in treating addictions
  • List the eight phases of the Addiction Template Model of treatment


Steven Vazquez, Ph. D., LPC-S, LMFT


Thelma McMillen Center Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3333 Skypark Dr., Ste. 200
Torrance, CA 90505
Complimentary continental breakfast served

RSVP by Friday, October 21, 2016
Jamie Gelbart: 310-257-5758 |
Inger Hauge: 714-307-1491 |

Transference & Counter-Transference: The Consciousness Needed by Client and Clinician; Including Twelve Step Sponsors and Spiritual Directors

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Check-In: 8:30 AM; Presentation: 9:00-10:00 AM

This course will address the various complex relational dynamics that emerge for professional and paraprofessionals in the context of their relationships with clients as well as fellow interprofessional treatment team members. Team members often include psychotherapists, nurses, doctors, Substance Abuse counselors, AA Sponsors, and Spiritual Directors, among other health care providers. These often unconscious relational dynamics, understood as transference and countertransference, will be identified, explored and addressed in a manner that is meaningful, relational, intersubjective (Stolorow) and neurobiologically and spiritually based. Cues for identifying potentially disruptive transference dynamics will be offered.

Educational Objectives

  • Define Transference/Counter-Transference from Inter-Subjective Approach to Treatment (Stolorow)
  • Describe Neuro-Psycho-Physiological and Spiritual processes of Transference/Countertransference
  • Identify the cues for emerging Transference/Countertransference dynamics in therapeutic & InterProfessional treatment team relationships


Elisabeth R. Crim, PhD


Thelma McMillen Center
3333 Skypark Drive, Ste. 200, Torrance, CA 90505
Complimentary continental breakfast served

RVSP by Friday, August 19, 2016
Call 310-257-5758 or email