A New Look at Old Problems In the Chemical Dependency Field
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If I Say Anything to Offend You…Believe Me!
A New Look at Old Problems in the Chemical
SPEAKER: Jerry Brown, PsyD, MFT
In a field that is ever changing, evolving, and trying to define itself, we are all caught in the dilemma of needing to be a “change junkie” while maintaining some tried and tested ways of treating patients and their families. Some things have always worked, while others have never, yet we keep doing them year after year and decade after decade. This presentation will explore the challenges to some of these issues and controversies:
- The use of language which is ill-defined and treated every day without clear understanding, such as co-dependency, sexual addiction, and love addiction
- The use of medications “off-label” and the controversies that surround them.
- How do we diagnose what we are treating, and who decides what that diagnosis will be?
- Why is bipolar so widely used as a diagnosis, and what is the actual epidemiology (statistical frequency) of the disorder?
- Why do we require drug tests but not testing for STD’s in treatment?
- How are ethical violations handled in the chemical dependency field?
- Uses of electrical currents and magnets in new and innovative ways.
CE Credits Offered: 1 CEU Credit provided for MFT, LCSW
LUNCH IS PROVIDED & FREE VALET PARKING
For more information:
Call: Adrienne Stratton at (949) 467-9213 x105
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jerry Brown, PsyD, MFT
Jerry Brown has worked in the chemical dependency field for 35 years and in the counseling field for 47 years. He is in private practice in Costa Mesa, Ca., as a licensed marriage and family therapist. He holds an M.A. in Correctional Counseling, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He is an author, national lecturer and professor, specializing in chemical dependency, psychological testing, and family therapy with parents of adult children with chemical dependency (family programs) & dual diagnosis issues.
Dr. Brown has appeared as an expert on the show Intervention (A&E) and numerous radio programs. His presentations are humorous and infused with exercises and insights, which can be used by professionals and patients being treated for a myriad of mental health disorders and chemical dependency.
He was a former reindeer in the parade at Disneyland, is happily married (not to a reindeer), a father, grandfather, and long distance bicycle rider.
BBS: California Board of Behavioral Sciences,provider number PCE 4240. This course meets the qualifications for CE credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s.CAADE: California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators, provider numbers CP10 923 A 0414, CP25 924 C 0414 and CP10 925 H 0414.CAADAC: California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, provider number 1N-08-514-0514. NAADAC: National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, provider number 737.
When & Where
Solid Landings Behavioral Health and Hillside Laguna
Solid Landings Behavioral Health is a private, for-profit corporation located in Costa Mesa, California. It stands as the flagship brand and managing organization for its core and affiliate centers: Sure Haven and Rock Solid Recovery. Solid Landings Behavioral Health was founded on the fundamental principles of commitment, quality care, and individualized recovery programs that are provided in gender exclusive settings to men and women.
Hillside Laguna offers clinical excellence in intensive treatment of alcohol and drug addiction & dependence in an exclusive and extremely private 3 acres estate located in Orange County, Laguna Beach. Hillside Laguna thrives on individual privacy a high-end environment for 6 clients only at any given time. Executive private and semi private bedrooms are available.