Thelma McMillen Frontiers In Addiction Lecture Series Presents:

January 15, 2019
“The Psychobiology of Addiction: PACT”
Speaker: Stan Tatkin, Psy.D.
Director and Co-founder of the PACT Institute

Addictions – both substance and behavioral – is a complex matter that points to genetic, constitutional, neurobiological, attachment, and arousal regulation etiologies. Therapeutically, it benefits the clinician to employ the poly-theoretical approach to addictions. In this presentation, we will explore addiction – through a prism of developmental neuroscience, arousal regulation and affect regulation theory, and attachment theory – with the use of lecture, clinical video, and demonstration.

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March 19, 2019
“The Role of Parents in Young Adults Sustaining Recovery”
Speaker: Diana Clark, JD, MA
Family Outreach Specialist, Turnbridge

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May 21, 2019
“Chronic Pain and Addiction: How We Missed the Boat”
Speaker: Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center

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July 16, 2019
“Changing The Culture: From Healthcare Provider Addiction, Burnout and Suicide to Resiliency and Burning Brightly”
Speaker: Matthew Goldenberg, DO, FAPA, FASAM
Board Certified, Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Founder, Professionals' Health Solution Associate Medical Director & Lead Psychiatrist, Center for Professional Recovery

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September 17, 2019
“LGBTQ Substance Abuse: Supporting the Intricate Journey”
Speaker: John Sovec, MA, LMFT

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November 19, 2019
“Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Addiction Treatment”
Speaker: Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
International Speaker, author, Clinical Counselor & Consultant, EMDRIA Certified Therapist/Approved Consultant/Trainer

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South Bay Network for Professionals Treating Addiction Series Presents:

The Thelma McMillen Center hosts the South Bay Networking meeting every other month on Tuesday from 9 - 10 a.m. The purpose of the group is to both meet and network with other community professionals who have interest in issues related to addiction and mental health, as well as to provide a forum for community leaders to make educational presentations to the community. 1 CEU.

Co-sponsored by Center for Discovery

February 26, 2019
“The use of Art Therapy in Recovery”
Anna Pirkl, M.A., LMFT BBS#89201, ATR, LAADAC #LR02680117

April 23, 2019
Kelly Souza, PsyD

June 25, 2019
“The Intimacy Gram: How to Diagram Relationships and Balance for Growth and Direction”
Ken Francis, MS, LMFT, Addiction Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

August 27, 2019
"Adoption and Trauma: Using EMDR and Sensory-Based Interventions for Members
of the Adoption Constellation"
Patti Huber, LCSW

October 22, 2019
“Medication Assisted Treatment and How to Combat the Current Epidemic”
Joshua Lichtman, D.O., Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine,
Assistant Medical Director, Thelma McMillen Center