030. Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Compulsive Behavior: Assessment, Treatment, and Effective Tools for Recovery
Addiction and other compulsive behaviors have devastating effects on individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons are involved in the progression into addiction and help direct the recovery journey out of addiction and into abundant living. This intensive presents current evidence-based approaches to: understanding addiction; the involvement of bio-psycho-socio-spiritual factors; competent diagnosis, assessment, and treatment options; and effective strategies for establishing sustained recovery. Substance and behavioral/process addictions, as well as other compulsive behaviors, are considered to address current developments, debates, and trends. Our world has been impacted by addiction in ways that have significantly intensified during the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic. This intensive is one effort to help us “Rise Together” as psychologists, licensed mental health service providers, and recovery ministry leaders to bring hope and healing to a hurting world impacted by addiction.
- Summarize current epidemiological information about addiction and other compulsive behaviors
- Utilize aspects of current models of addiction and recovery that include bio-psycho-socio-spiritual dimensions
- Evaluate principles and measures related to diagnosis, screening, assessment, and treatment of addictive and co-occurring mental disorders in an integrated approach for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals
- Identify the influences of psychological and spiritual dimensions on neuroplasticity, addiction, and other compulsive behaviors
- Develop a clear overview of the scope of the problem of pornography, infidelity, and compulsive sexual behavior in the Christian community
- Discuss how family of origin, trauma, attachment, addiction, and sin, from a Christian client’s perspective, impact the brain, body, and soul of a person, and gain a clearer picture of how sexual acting out is a futile attempt to medicate traumatic wounds
- Develop a clinical and biblical treatment plan with Christian clients for psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, and ministry leaders to safely, effectively, and successfully help those struggling with pornography, infidelity, and sex addiction
- Describe how to assess different eating disorders to inform treatment direction
- Evaluate alternative treatment methods for compulsive overeating, addictive eating, and bulimia
- Demonstrate skills in applying tools to help clients transform unhealthy eating and food obsession patterns
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Scientific research has determined that experience changes brain structure and function. Beginning before conception, continuing in utero and throughout life, this workshop will explore how environment, experience, and...
070. Hope-focused Suicide Prevention: Risk Assessment Tools, Intervention Skills, and Survivor Support
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is a major public health issue in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide rates rose 33% between 1999 and 2019. It is critical for all psychologists, licensed mental health...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The field of professional Christian coaching continues to be a growing opportunity to partner with others in transforming lives, especially during these challenging times. However, maybe the idea of starting a thriving...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The COVID-19 pandemic and the cumulative trauma of the last few years have created a mental health crisis. The next wave of the pandemic will be one of mental health. Licensed mental health professionals will need to be...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Attachment theory holds tremendous potential in the case of conceptualization and treatment of various forms of psychopathology, including childhood problems, relationship conflicts, chronic depression, anxiety disorders,...
022. Rising Together: Christian Counselors and Clergy Serving as Human Rights Advocates for Communities of Color
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Recent data suggest an increase in the number of African-Americans seeking therapy. There are also reports that African-Americans are terminating therapy early. Additional research is needed to understand both the increase...