Frontiers in Addiction Lecture Series

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment

September 20, 2016


Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S Senior Fellow
The Meadows Treatment Center, Wickenburg, AZ


Torrance Memorial Hoffman Health Conference Center
3315 Medical Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
Complimentary continental breakfast served

Upcoming Frontiers In Addiction Lectures
November 15
The Science of Happiness
Fred Luskin, PhD
Director, Stanford Forgiveness Projects, Stanford University, CA

South Bay Network for Professionals Treating Addiction

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