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The Opposite of Addiction is Connection: The Group as a Catalyst for Sustai...

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La Ventana

1243 7th Street

Suite C

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Presenter: Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

Based on the theory that addiction often stems from attachment ruptures, this presentation will take a closer look at the reparative factors of long-term group therapy.

Course Description

This interactive workshop will integrate a psycho-educational approach utilizing open discussion and an experiential piece through a demonstration group. We will identify the broken heartedness of developmental trauma and addiction and move toward specific therapeutic interventions in the context of group therapy.

Addictive, compulsive tendencies thrive on isolation, shame and secrecy, and to diminish the stigma, group therapy provides an experience to counterbalance the suffering of the past. Drawing on Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Positive Psychology, we will explore how group develops somatic awareness, an opportunity to look at love and attachment through a new lens while establishing greater purpose and direction—all ingredients leading toward fulfilling, intimate relationships. Special attention will be given to the recovery from compulsive sexual behavior as an example of this healing process.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  1. Attendees will describe the correlation between trauma, addiction and attachment.
  2. Attendees will explain how group members with a history of addiction develop more secure attachments through a group experience.
  3. Attendees will list three examples of emotional sobriety.
  4. Attendees will name the three main attachment styles and how they apply to group therapy.

3 CEs will be given for attendance.


Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE courses that are provided by APA-approved CE Sponsors are recognized and accepted for CE credit for MFTs, and LCSWs in California. GPALA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive credit.


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Refunds will be given if you notify us by email (lkennygpala@gmail.com) 7 days prior to the event. After that a credit will be issued for a future workshop of your choosing.

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La Ventana

1243 7th Street

Suite C

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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