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Presentations Relating to Addiction: 

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  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    The human brain underpins a stunning range of mental activities but is also limited in a number of important ways, which lead to a range of biases in the way that we think, interact with the world around us, and how we deal with different challenges.
  2. Albert
    60 mins
    This workshop will help therapists to understand the impact of sex and porn addiction has on couple relationships and will provide a framework to use when talking with clients, individually and as a couple.
  3. Balmoral
    60 mins
    A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma. 
10:45
  1. York Suite
    60 mins

    As the world’s leading expert on Ibogaine administration, side effects, risk versus benefit and pharmacokinetics of all forms of Ibogaine, my presentation will begin with a brief history of Ibogaine. How Ibogaine has been used for hundreds of years in Africa as a sacrament by the Bwitti and other tribes in Gabon. How, when it was legal in the United States, it was serendipitously discovered by Howard Lotsoff to ameliorate Heroine and Methadone withdrawal in less than 24 hours.

  2. Lancaster Suite
    60 mins
    The introduction of the concept of dual diagnosis, the co- occurrence of a substance use disorder and another psychiatric disorder, was revolutionary in the treatment of behavioural health patients. However, as we have developed deeper understanding of attachment, trauma, biology of the brain, family systems and other topics it is clear that to truly understand our patients we must see them through a multidimensional lens of the many experiences that have shaped who they have become and who they wish to be.
  3. Balmoral
    60 mins
    A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma. 
12:00
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    This presentation will explore the apparent relationship between dyslexia, drug dependence and offending. The intention of the original study was to verify various anecdotal sources which have suggested that the incidence of dyslexia is higher amongst drug users than the general population.
  2. Lancaster Suite
    60 mins
    Functional, or medically unexplained, symptoms are some of the most complex and controversial problems presenting to clinicians. Overuse of opiates for pains which never get better, demands for operations which aren't necessary and long stays in hospital. How does a psychiatrist working on the frontline of the NHS steer treating teams and patients towards better outcomes?
  3. Balmoral
    60 mins
    A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma. 
14:00
  1. Lancaster Suite
    90 mins
    An investigation into the tradition of overcoming trauma and poverty by way of traditional fighting sports such as Boxing, Muay Thai & MMA. Boxing has always been a route out of poverty in western society, from Britain and Ireland, to America and Mexico
  2. Albert Suite
    90 mins
    In the UK, the only widely recognised counselling credential is the generic accreditation offered by BACP. While excellent generic counselling skills are absolutely essential for all addictions practitioners, there is a strong argument that additional skills and knowledge are required to work effectively.
  3. Westminster Suite
    90 mins
    In this rapidly changing world, Lucy and Alex are scratching the surface and bringing entrepreneurial ideas to the addiction field. During this presentation they will discuss how the combination of therapeutic and coaching skills have proved successful in working with individuals both in one to one and in group dynamics.
  4. Balmoral
    90 mins
    A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma. 
16:00
  1. Lancaster Suite
    90 mins
    This presentation explains the importance of developing a more integrated, collaborative and comprehensive approach to care advocacy for our recovering clients with criminal charges and other legal issues. 
  2. Lancaster Suite
    90 mins
    Loneliness is endemic and pervasive. Studies show loneliness has negative effects on a person's emotional, psychological and physical health. 
  3. Victoria Suite
    90 mins

    The combination presentation/workshop will examine the concepts of containment and holding environments and explore how they might apply to addiction treatment in terms of their implications for practice, service delivery and organisational development. 

  4. Balmoral
    90 mins
    A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma. 
09:30
  1. 60 mins

    Presentation #1: Bridging the knowledge of the treatment industry and Therapeutic Community.

  2. York Suite
    60 mins
    There is a high incidence of addiction and other mental health disorders amongst adoptees, with a disproportionate number presenting for treatment and recovery programs. As early separation is a relational trauma it manifests later in life as problems in relationships. The impact of trauma on functioning is both physical and psychological. 
  3. Lancaster Suite
    60 mins
    As more and more people grow up in significant wealth, understanding the complexities of providing expert treatment for this group is becoming more important. People from wealth are often confronted with a unique set of circumstances that impact upon their mental health: privilege, affluent neglect, affluenza, particular and often entrenched family dynamics, etc.
  4. Victoria
    60 mins

    Health Music is the object of international evaluation for its application within the Mental Health field. This session is focused on providing tools and evaluative data to better understand the effects of Health Music on the recovery process.

  5. Westminster Suite
    60 mins
    This presentation will trace the history of  Schema Therapy and its relevance in the treatment of addiction. Early Maladaptive Schemas often spring from emotional needs that were not met during childhood or adolescence.
  6. Balmoral
    60 mins
    During this presentation participants will gain a deeper understanding into how our brain and body process stress and anxiety. They will learn about the fight, flight or freeze response and how they can spot when they themselves or somebody in their workplace reacts in one of those behavioural modes. 
10:45
  1. 60 mins
    During this presentation participants will gain a deeper understanding into how our brain and body process stress and anxiety. They will learn about the fight, flight or freeze response and how they c ...
  2. 60 mins
    Presentation #2: Methods and tools for integrating the Therapeutic Community Treatment Programme models into the larger community for prevention, early recognition, treatment, and a continuum of care.
  3. York Suite
    60 mins
    Nervous system regulation is at the heart of mental and behavioural health problems. 
  4. Victoria Suite
    60 mins
    Many of the wounds people sustain in developmental trauma occur when the right brain is developing, which is tied to the autonomic nervous system and the polyvagal nervous system. While talk therapy can be helpful in recovery from trauma and addiction, many of the therapies we employ as practitioners can be improved upon by using techniques that access the right side of the brain, where the original traumas occurred.
  5. Westminster Suite
    60 mins
    This interactive talk considers the role of the clinical expert in Family Law both for the legal professional and the client, the practicalities and procedure governing the selection of the clinical expert in private children proceedings and the role of the clinical expert in those proceedings. 
12:00
  1. 60 mins
    Parenting and relationship expert Mandy Saligari will join Zoe Blaskey, founder of Motherkind in a live podcast discussion. In exploring their shared love for helping parents to face their own past and pain, they will discuss why parental self-esteem plays a primordial role in the early prevention of addiction
  2. 60 mins

    Presentation #3 Workshop: Developing a collaborative plan for working with youth, families and their communities: Goals, tasks and actions

  3. Lancaster Suite
    60 mins
    In this presentation, Professor Spada will outline the metacognitive approach to the conceptualisation and treatment of problem drinking. The presentation will be highlighting the role played by metacognitive beliefs, extended thinking and thought suppression in the development and escalation of problem drinking. Professor Spada will also review the type of interventions used in Metacognitive Therapy for the treatment of problem drinking and their efficacy. 
  4. Victoria Suite
    60 mins
    Many of the wounds people sustain in developmental trauma occur when the right brain is developing, which is tied to the autonomic nervous system and the polyvagal nervous system. While talk therapy can be helpful in recovery from trauma and addiction, many of the therapies we employ as practitioners can be improved upon by using techniques that access the right side of the brain, where the original traumas occurred.
  5. Westminster Suite
    60 mins
    The term peer pressure usually conjures an image of a bully teasing someone until they do something, they know is wrong, but positive peer pressure can also be an effective weapon is the arsenal of drug prevention programs.  Every teacher knows that the natural leaders in a classroom, sport or club can make or break the activity, and for those that don’t trust their own instincts or experience, there is a plethora of research that shows that peer pressure can positively or negatively impact teenagers’ behaviour.  
14:00
  1. York Suite
    90 mins

    Debilitating and complex, shame is among the most destructive of human emotions. Depression, violence and anxiety emerges in a variety of ways that are profoundly damaging to the lives of the people we work with and the lives of those around them.

  2. Albert Suite
    90 mins
    In this presentation, Professor Spada will outline the metacognitive approach to the conceptualisation and treatment of problem drinking. The presentation will be highlighting the role played by metacognitive beliefs, extended thinking and thought suppression in the development and escalation of problem drinking. Professor Spada will also review the type of interventions used in Metacognitive Therapy for the treatment of problem drinking and their efficacy. 
  3. Victoria Suite
    90 mins

    In this presentation Chip will talk about the parlous state of rehab. How it is possible that we have gotten to the point where we have all these rehabs but you can only really get in to them if you have money? How have we let local councils take over the medical care of addicts and alcoholics? How have we tolerated a system so clearly broken to continue?

16:00
  1. Lancaster Suite
    90 mins
    What does the future hold for abstinence-based recovery? There is new wave of medication on the horizon to treat addiction which includes the psychedelics: ketamine, MDMA & psilocybin. Currently in the UK there are mainstream clinical trials in which alcoholics are treated with MDMA. In 2021 this will be a licensed treatment and may be much more widely available option.
  2. Albert Suite
    90 mins
    The mental health system is currently seeing a flood of individuals who are seeking treatment and support in the aftermath of primary relationships with persons with narcissistic and psychopathic disorders. Victims often describe subjective states of going crazy, being a shell of their former selves, profound helplessness, emotional numbing, and an inability to recover a sense of agency or initiative to rebuild their lives. 
  3. Victoria Suite
    90 mins
    Designed for professionals working in Behavioural Mental and Emotional Health, this workshop will pinpoint mind-body techniques including, Meditation, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Exercise. 
18:00
  1. York Suite
    90 mins

    Trauma begets trauma and addiction begets addiction; and each tend to beget the other.

09:30
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    In this presentation, participants will learn the impact of addiction on an organisation and the implications for senior executives to develop a comprehensive Alcohol and Drug policy and Management Programme within a corporate setting.
  2. Victoria Suite
    60 mins
    This presentation will focus on how to best engage adolescent males and young men who suffer from primary substance abuse diagnosis and co-occurring issues within a therapeutic context. 
10:45
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    Chronic Pain occurs as a complicated web of emotions and physical symptoms. The most common way to treat pain is to use opioid medications, which actually complicate the course of chronic pain. 
  2. Balmoral
    60 mins

    “Conscious Connected Breathing is like voyaging into the realm of being beyond words. Dancing and flowing with the self, feeling the universe’s heart beating in harmony with the voice of the soul, while listening to spirit’s song.

    Powerful recognition that life itself is a gift of different sounds and rhythms, some of them so simply sweet, though others are more complicated to accept.

    As we keep breathing, thinking and acting in this conscious connected way, we will reach the most precious gift of all, the acceptance of what is”.

12:00
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    In recent years there has been tremendous controversy about sexually compulsive behaviour. Researchers and clinicians alike have argued about the best terminology to use, diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches. In this presentation, Dr. Carnes discusses the concerns about labelling out control sexual behaviour and examines the new research and the controversy surrounding the diagnosis. Different perspectives on conceptualisation of the disorder and treatment will be discussed.
  2. Victoria Suite
    60 mins

    Where does the biochemical meet the psychological? Can we resolve addiction by dealing with its underlying root causes? How do our hormones impact on our state of mind? Why is homeostasis crucial for brain health? What is “orthorexia” and how might we deal with it?

     

  3. Balmoral
    60 mins

    “Conscious Connected Breathing is like voyaging into the realm of being beyond words. Dancing and flowing with the self, feeling the universe’s heart beating in harmony with the voice of the soul, while listening to spirit’s song.

    Powerful recognition that life itself is a gift of different sounds and rhythms, some of them so simply sweet, though others are more complicated to accept.

    As we keep breathing, thinking and acting in this conscious connected way, we will reach the most precious gift of all, the acceptance of what is”.

14:00
  1. York Suite
    90 mins
    Research in neurobiology has made clear that our emotions are experienced and processed by the body as well as the mind and that healing from the kind of trauma that living with addiction engenders requires a mind/body approach. Psychodrama and sociometry allow the body to participate in the therapeutic milieu.
  2. Albert Suite
    90 mins

    Personalised medicine is considered the next frontier of health care. The role of genetic testing in psychiatry and in addictions medicine, however, has been recently critically reviewed.  Are genetic tests helpful in assessing and managing these conditions? 

  3. Westminster Suite
    90 mins
    With the marketing landscape changing at such a rapid pace, how do treatment centres and private practices keep up in this day and age?
16:00
  1. York Suite
    90 mins
    Complex Trauma in Women with Compulsive and Addictive Sexual Behaviour Often compulsive and addictive behaviour is thought of as a male problem, however, more and more women are coming forward struggling with the behaviour. 
  2. Albert Suite
    90 mins

    This is the chance for you to bring any questions you have for people who've built successful therapy practices. Our Q&A session will cover questions we're always asked at Private Practice Hub but we're going to open the floor up to you too, so bring some questions along to our session, Ask the Expert. 

  3. Victoria Suite
    90 mins
    Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has seemed at the forefront of many news items recently and increasingly out there in the public domain. The statistics quoted in the UK are 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are survivors, higher in other countries such as the USA. Indeed, most of our addiction clients tend to present with underlying trauma, many as a result of CSA. So as clinicians and treatment providers how do we deal with this epidemic in terms of numbers and the resultant increased disclosures and presentations?

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