“Abstinence ONLY! Well, maybe not….”
Psychoanalytic Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
Saturday, April 22, 2017
3 CE/CME hours available
Presented by D. Bradley Jones, Psy.D, LCSW
Discussant: Dr. Leonard Bearne
Join Dr. D. Bradley Jones for a cross disciplinary discussion on the subject of the Harm Reduction Psychotherapy– an important clinical sensibility that assists the clinician to reach a broader spectrum of substance using patients not yet ready for cessation. Those who attend this presentation will identify basic principles of a Harm Reduction, and will learn its efficacy in psychoanalytic practice. Using power point, Dr. Jones discuss both the pros and cons of the disease model, and the rationale for our continued work with patients who are committed to longer-term use. He will also identify the multiple functions substance use provides our patients, and basic strategies for collaborating with patients who are undecided about cessation. Dr. Jones will also explore the stages of change, and discuss interventions commiserate with where our patients are along that continuum. Finally, Dr. Leonard Bearne will discuss a brief case Dr. Jones will present that demonstrates the emergent countertransference reaction that working with active substance users can evoke, and how to manage the periodic “crunches” that can and do occur with this population.
Bradley Jones, Psy.D, LCSW is a graduate of The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS) in NYC, and The Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP/LA) in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Jones is currently on the Coordinating Committee and faculty of IPSS, and has also taught and supervised at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) also in NY. His special interests include working with substance use, long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS, and those who are maneuvering the challenging world of the entertainment industry. Dr. Jones has twice been keynote speaker at The Dancer’s Resource Conference held by The Actor’s Fund in NYC, and his paper “Addiction and Pathological Accommodation: An Intersubjective Look at Impediments to the Utilization of Alcoholics Anonymous,” has been presented in Los Angles, CA, Pasadena, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Antonio, TX, Baltimore, MD, and NYC. He maintains a private practice in Greenwhich Village, NYC.
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(*Individuals whom are not ICP Members or students.)
- Attendees with be able to identify and discuss the pros and cons of the substance use disease model.
- Attendees will be able to identify and understand the theoretical rationale for continued work with patients who are committed to longer-term use.
- Attendees will be able to identify and delineate the multiple functions substance use provides their patients, and learn basic strategies for collaborating with patients who are undecided about cessation.
- Attendees will be able to identify the stages of change, and discuss with their patients “bottom-up” interventions commiserate with where our patients are along the continuum of change.
- Attendees will be able to identify emergent counter-transference reactions to their patient’s substance use, as well as learn various options in managing the periodic “crunches” that can and do occur with this population.
3.0 CE/CME: credits are available for Physicians, Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCC’s and LEP’S for attending this program in its entirety.
PHYSICIANS: The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis designates this live learning experience for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 3 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
SOCIAL WORKERS, MFT, LEP’s & LPCC’s: This course meets the qualifications for (depending on the program) Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Educational Psychologists and/or Licensed Professional California Counselors as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #PCE7).
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