The emergence of Addiction as an Attachment Disorder reflects a conceptual revolution that has evolved over the last ten years which synthesizes the best ideas of the relational models of psychodynamic theory, the cognitive sciences, child development, 12-step Programs and the neurosciences. Not only has attachment theory helped shift psychoanalytic thinking from classical drive or instinct theory to a relational approach, it also furnishes an all encompassing theoretical formula for understanding addiction and the difficulties that the typical addict and alcoholic brings to treatment. This workshop will demonstrate ways that Attachment Theory and Affect Regulation Theory provide an effective theoretical formula for informing the delivery of the treatment of addiction.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify ways that attachment theory and self psychology applied to therapy, especially with patients who suffer from character pathology, and substance abuse.
- Discuss how early treatment strategies need to differ from later stage treatment strategies.
- List different styles of attachment (Avoidant, Ambivalent, Disorganized & Secure) and their relationship to treatment.
- Identify the ways that secure base and exploration are intricately connected.
CE Hours: 3
About the Presenter:
Philip J. Flores is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and he is an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University and the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Dr. Flores is also a supervisor of group psychotherapy and an adjunct faculty member at Emory University.
In addition to two books, Group Psychotherapy With Addiction Populations (3rd) by Haworth Press, and Addiction as an Attachment Disorder by Jason Aronson Press, he has published numerous articles and chapters on addiction and group psychotherapy. Dr. Flores’ latest book, Addiction as an Attachment Disorder was the 2005 Gradiva Award Winner issued by The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Flores is Consensus Panel Chair of the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP #41), Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Psychotherapy, published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and contributing member of AGPA’s Science to Service Task Force publication: Practice Guidelines for Group Psychotherapy. He has also presented numerous workshops nationally and internationally on these subjects.
Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before August 14, 2015 to receive this rate.)
Registration (After August 14, 2015)
- $70: GPA Members
- $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $130: Non-members
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- $80: GPA Members
- $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $140: Non-members
Registrants must cancel through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35
Refunds will not be given for cancellations within five (5) business days prior to the workshop date.
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