Growing Our Work as We Grow Ourselves: Taking a Deeper Dive Into Client Intimacy and Family Relationships
Codependency Turns 40! I Should We Celebrate, Adapt or Simply Reconsider?
Since Codependent No More became a self-help book sensation nearly 40 years ago, we’ve seen a torrent of book titles, articles, workshops, and even whole therapy centers centered around codependence work as a therapy concept. Codependency is what we know. But codependency has never been formalized as a diagnosis in the DMS or the ICD. Not ever. In fact, there has never been a formal, criteria-based addiction or mental health diagnosis for the “issue” that we call codependency. So, what does this mean to our work toda...Read morey? Which one of the 340+ books on this topic holds the ‘right’ method? Perhaps codependency requires a review for 2021. This thought-provoking talk by treatment specialist, author, and speaker Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW asks attendees to question old assumptions and consider new ideas, ensuring the work we provide remains strength-based, useful, and deeply compassionate.
Best Practices – Understanding Why and How to Assess and Treat Co-Occurring Disorders: Sex and Drugs
Human sexuality, intimacy, and romance are among the most profoundly meaningful and driving forces in all our lives. Whether considering communal, family, and friendship-focused intimacies or romantic sexual encounters, nothing is more predictive about the overall success of our physical and emotional lives than the success of our relationships. And yet, when clients come into addiction and mental health treatment, how often do our clinical assessments, questions, and even the framing of clinical disorders avoid asking about the sex itself? Why is it that mental health and addiction professionals often have (for example) no problem openly discussing a patient’s childhood sexual trauma, but seem less comfortable exploring similar issues related to their adult sexuality and intimate relationships? This goal of this talk is to examine how we can improve overall clinical care and clinical outcomes by clearly and openly assessing for sexual issues at the start of any treatment, especially if we wish to reduce recidivism among drug addicts and other emotionally challenged populations. If we are more purposeful and adept and assessing for sexual issues in treatment, doesn’t that imply we will be better able to capture potential situations where our clients will relapse (in various forms) related to sex? Let’s talk about it. Less...
- Describe and implement new skills to intervene upon the loved ones of addicts.
- Differentiate a trauma-based treatment model from an attachment-based model.
- Utilize a new language toward effective assessment and evaluation of this population
- Differentiate healthy sexuality from pathological sexuality
- Explain the differences between gender expression and gender identity.
- Describe a basic assessment for sexual addiction including three useful questions to add to current assessments
Saturday, November 20, 2021
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About the speaker
Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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