Join us for 3 days of networking, furthering global connection, communication and understanding in the prevention and treatment of Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health, facilitated by world renowned speakers on our uniquely eclectic combination of topics.

iCAAD LONDON 2019 - A STORY OF HOPE

This year, iCAAD 2019 is about the realization of challenging times both at a collective and an individual level. It is also about the hope and the faith that we, Human Beings, the one species with consciousness and adaptability, with creativity and curiosity, can and are facing the challenges.

And the resounding theme this year is, in the words of our one of our Keynote Speakers Dr Claudia Black, “I hang onto hope because I see it.”

No matter what the methodology, treatment, model, programmeme, belief or clinical approach - all who gather together at iCAAD are that hope. Hope for the future of the prevention and treatment of behavioral, mental and emotional health issues; the continuum of recovery; quality of life, and the healing of individuals and families - because they see it and experience it, and together are collectively shaping the future.

We deeply want iCAAD London 2019 to be a shared moment of humanity - beyond the bio-psycho-social – weaving together an even more eclectic combination of topics than ever, to provoke dialogue, discussion, debate, conversation, exchange of information, mutual learning and progression.

We will tell a story of opposing perspectives seen through a multidimensional and universal lens, from global fear and pain to the most intimate human detail. It’s a story of cutting edge neuroscience and new therapeutic models, where the biochemical, psychological, spiritual and cultural meet the destructive forces of loneliness, the private hell on earth of isolation and lack of connection and the reverberations of trauma across the world and across generations.

Our story will unite the mind with the body, the theory with the experience, the medical science-based mythology with it’s causal simplification into pathology, disease, or illness, with experience and emotion, seeking how to become, and better understand, our best selves.

Could it be that depression, burn out, addiction, PTSD, border line disorders, bi- polar, sexual compulsion, and many more are true facets of a complex polygon, the polygon of the mind, hiding something much more profound?

Our story will give a narrative voice to the future generations: our world is increasingly operating with a millennial’s value system. They now make up more than 35% of the workforce. It is time for psychology to adapt. It is about handing over what we do not know, addressing it with a shared perspective and walking with them into our future.

We will look at fear and pain from a global and societal perspective to enrich the clinical pathologised vision of them. At any given moment, not only are there over 200 human conflicts in the world, but they knock at our mind’s door through billions of web pages and dramatic images, opinionated subjective commentaries infusing the experience with depressing and dramatised fears. And that’s before we even consider how the developing adolescent brain deals with such information. In all areas, we can look to the rich knowledge and history of those who have been before, to shape what is yet to come.

“We are all afraid – for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilisation, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do. The personal commitment and the emotional commitment working together as one, has made the Ascent of Man.” Professor Jacob Bronowsky

We invite you to walk with our presenters rather than to listen to them. We invite you to join the dots, to look at things not only for what they are but for how they interact, to open your minds with the consciousness, imagination, hope, pain, fear and courage which is our unique humanity.

In the words of one of our Headline Speakers Dr Tian Dayton, “everyone has a story and everyone needs a stage.”

iCAAD London is a stage where everybody is welcome. We hope you will join us and be part of this story of humanity.

The iCAAD Team

Day 1: 6 May 2019

Day 2: 7 May 2019

Day 3: 8 May 2019

07:00

Morning Yoga

Victoria Suite | 60 Minutes

07:30

Open Fellowship Meeting

Lancaster Suite | 60 mins

09:00

Morning Call

15 mins

09:30
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10:30

Matters of the Mind: Mental Control and Avoidant Coping in Addictive Behaviour

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.

Antony Moss
Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science and Director of Education and Student Experience, School of Applied Science

Can Relationships Survive Sex Addiction?

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.

Paula Hall
Clinical Director, The Laurel Centre

A Transdiagnostic Approach for Psychiatric and Related Disorders

Diagnostic approaches applied in psychiatry are often criticized and deemed unsatisfactory because of their relative lack of reliability and validity. One reason for this complexity lies in the purely symptomatic approach to diagnosis. This approach also results in misdiagnosis, difficulties and high risk of aberrant therapeutic choices. The problem is also the source of great difficulty in differentiating the normal from the pathological in situations of emotional and psychological distress that should not be the subject of a psychiatric diagnosis.

Dr Daniel Souery
Director , Psy Pluriel

A Full Day Master Class on Dyadic Attachment and Experiential Training for the Trauma Heart

A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma.

Judy Crane
Trauma Specialist, Co-Founder/CEO, The Guest House Ocala

Tom Pecca
International Speaker and Trainer , The Guest House Ocala

10:30
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10:45

Break

10:45
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11:45

A Primer to the Treatment of Addiction Using Ibogaine – Why Has ‘the Most Important Medication Discovery in the History of Addiction Medicine’ Been Overlooked?

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.

Dr Jeffrey Kamlet
Medical Doctor and Clinical Trials Principle Investigator , Jeffery D. Kamlet, M.D.

Plug Back Into Life: Treatment Considerations in Internet Use Disorders

This workshop will present clinical/treatment issues to address Internet addiction and Internet use disorder, along with an introduction to the neurobiology and related treatment implications of managing this growing process addiction. We will examine the broader psychosocial and neurobehavioral aspects of the Internet as a mood-altering behaviour and how the unique characteristics of the Internet promote compulsive use and addictive patterns--including how the Internet functions as a virtual slot machine.

Dr David Greenfield
Founder and Medical Director; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine , The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction

We Repeat What We Don't Repair: From Addictive Secrecy to a Liberated Self

We are only as sick as our secrets! An oft-used recovery phrase; but what does it actually mean? Any sort of trauma or abuse experienced in childhood can lead to us keeping secrets. We believe that what happened to us was our fault and we keep it hidden away.

Mark Drax
Addiction Recovery Coach, My Mentor

Beyond Dual Diagnosis: the Holographic Patient

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.

Dr Tena Moyer
Director of Liaison Psychiatry, Sierra Tucson

a Full Day Master Class on Dyadic Attachment and Experiential Training for the Trauma Heart

A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma.

Judy Crane
Trauma Specialist, Co-Founder/CEO, The Guest House Ocala

Tom Pecca
International Speaker and Trainer , The Guest House Ocala

11:45
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12:00

Break

12:00
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13:00

Dyslexia and Addiction: Bad Mouthing, Bad Habits and Bad, Bad Boys

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.

Rowdy Yates
Executive Director & President, EWODOR & EFTC

The Revolving Door - Psychiatry in the Emergency Department: Frequent Attenders, Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Overdose, Addiction and Personality Disorders

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?

Dr James Stallard
Consultant Psychiatrist, Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust

This Pill Will Make You Limitless

Andy uses metaphor to bring home the message that taking a break from alcohol is filled with a plethora of benefits. Going alcohol-free is not about giving something up, it's about gaining and massive advantage.

Andy Ramage
Co-founder, author, entrepreneur and behavioural change expert., OneYearNoBeer

The Representation of Madness in 19th Century Opera

In the 19th century, opera was one of the major popular art forms. The rise of the great mad scene reflected the growing interest in mental health at that time.

Dr Neil Brener
Consultant Psychiatrist, Priory Hospital North London

A Full Day Master Class on Dyadic Attachment and Experiential Training for the Trauma Heart

A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma.

Judy Crane
Trauma Specialist, Co-Founder/CEO, The Guest House Ocala

Tom Pecca
International Speaker and Trainer , The Guest House Ocala

14:00
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15:30

Post-traumatic Growth: the Role of Fighting Sports in Overcoming Ace (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

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

Alastair Mordey
Programmeme Director, The Cabin

Billy Moore
Author, A Prayer Before Dawn

Nutrition, Sleep and Physical Exercise: Impact on Mental Health

Until recently nutrition and various other lifestyle factors were predominantly in the focus of medical disciplines like cardiology, endocrinology or gastroenterology. As mental disorders are multifactorial diseases and as such are complex, emerging evidence suggests that nutrition, exercise and sleep also play an important role in the aetiology, progression and treatment of mental disorders.

Prof Wulf Rössler
Professor , The Kusnacht Practice

What is Addictions Counselling and How Should It Be Supervised?

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.

Dr Tim Leighton
Director of Professional Education & Research, Action On Addiction

A Journey From Addiction to Helping Change the World, One Person at a Time

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.

Alex Da Silva
Life Coach, Mindfulness Practitioner and Founder, Happy As Larry Group

Lucy Da Silva
Addiction Therapist, Happy As Larry Group

A Full Day Master Class on Dyadic Attachment and Experiential Training for the Trauma Heart

A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma.

Judy Crane
Trauma Specialist, Co-Founder/CEO, The Guest House Ocala

Tom Pecca
International Speaker and Trainer , The Guest House Ocala

15:30
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16:00

16:00
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17:30

Burnout Humanity - From Excess to Exhaustion

This presentation will start off with an up-to-date description of the burnout syndrome and a range of data on its rising incidence will be presented, followed by a critical discussion on how a range of personality and work-related factors contribute to its pathophysiology.

Dr Philipe Wuyts
Specialist Adult Psychiatrist and Consultant, OECD, UNESCO NYU Paris and INSEAD

Loneliness

Loneliness is endemic and pervasive. Studies show loneliness has negative effects on a person's emotional, psychological and physical health.

John D Lieberman
Director, Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers

Fighting Child Starvation - Giving Eating Disorders No Where to Hide Within the Family Unit

Eating disorders are serious illnesses in young people, with profound consequences for physical, social and emotional development affecting the whole family.

Dr Pippa Hugo
Consultant Psychiatrist Specialising in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, Schoen Clinic, UK

The Healthy Container

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 organizational development.

Kirby Gregory
Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist and supervisor

Nick Barton
Consultant, Nick Barton Consultancy

The Strength of a Mother and Continuing a Legacy

Nothing can ever prepare a mother for the loss of her daughter, not to mention when it is played out in front of millions of people around the world. But for Janis Winehouse, Amy’s tragic passing inspired a mission to better inform and educate young people about the effects of drug and alcohol misuse and support those seeking help and on-going support in their recovery. In this live podcast discussion hosted by Lucy and Alex da Silva of Happy As Larry Group, Janis will speak about her experience living with a daughter who was struggling for so many years, how addiction impacted the family system and affected the members within it. Alex and Lucy will discuss how, as professionals, we can support family members to look after themselves when a relative is suffering or admitted into treatment. Janis’s husband, Richard Collins, will also reference the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s work and its ground-breaking awareness programme.

Alex Da Silva
Life Coach, Mindfulness Practitioner and Founder, Happy As Larry Group

Janis Winehouse
Co-Founder & Ambassador , Amy Winehouse Foundation & MS Society

Lucy Da Silva
Addiction Therapist, Happy As Larry Group

Richard Collins
Counsellor & Trustee, Amy Winehouse Foundation

A Master Class on Dyadic Attachment and Experiential Training for the Trauma Heart

A rare training opportunity with Trauma Heart author Judy Crane, and Tom Pecca both world renowned experts in the treatment of trauma.

Judy Crane
Trauma Specialist, Co-Founder/CEO, The Guest House Ocala

Tom Pecca
International Speaker and Trainer , The Guest House Ocala

17:30
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18:00

Break

18:00
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19:30

The World is Reacting From a State of Fear: the Significant Impact Emotional Distress Has on Political Relationships and the Psychosocial Reverberation This Has on the Wider Community

Recommended for professionals from both legal and BME health backgrounds as well as individuals interested in understanding the psychosocial complexities and the significance of emotion within political relationships as well as legal conflict at every level.

Heather Hayes
Clinical Interventionalist, Founder and CEO, Heather R. Hayes & Associates, Inc

Robert Amsterdam
Partner and International Lawyer , Amsterdam & Partners LLP

07:00

Yoga

Victoria Suite | 60 mins

07:30
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08:30

Open Fellowship Meeting

09:00
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09:15

Morning Call

09:30
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10:30

Relinquishment and Adoption: Understanding the Impact of an Early Psychological Wound

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.

Paul Sunderland
Clinical Director, Outcome Consulting

At the Intersection of Mental Health and Wealth – Understanding the Wealthy Client and Their Family

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.

Jan Gerber
Founder and Managing Director, Paracelsus Recovery

Dr Leon van Huyssteen
Consultant Psychiatrist

3 Hour Workshop: Accessing the Combined Knowledge of the Treatment Industry and Therapeutic Community to Help Children, Families and Communities Work Together to Facilitate Resilience and Improve Outcomes

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

Gale Saler
Licensed professional clinician, Director, ARISE® Consulting, Executive Director, Newport Academy

Prof. Dr. Judith Landau
Family Neuropsychiatrist, Arise-Network / I.R.I

Ping! Experiential Modalities in Treating Trauma and Addiction

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.

Massimiliano Frani
Master Pedagogue, Health Music

Schema Therapy to Treat Addiction

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.

Mark Dempster
Trainer

The Relationship Between Stress in the Workplace and Addictions: a Practical Guide to Breaking Patterns (Part 1)

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 behavioral modes.

Christopher Paul Jones
Integrative Change Therapist

10:30

Break

10:45
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11:45

Bio-hacking the Nervous System for Mental and Behavioural Health Recovery

Nervous system regulation is at the heart of mental and behavioural health problems.

Benjamin Fry
Psychotherapist, Founder, NeuralSolution, Khiron House and Get Stable

Fractured by Fashion: How Trends From Elite Fashion Houses Impact Our Individual and Relational Wellbeing

In this presentation, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, an internationally renowned expert on elite identity constructs, will explore how fashion serves to amplify the class divisions that lead to a betrayal of self and an amplification of individual pathologies.

Dr Paul Hokemeyer
Family & Addictions Therapist

3 Hour Workshop: Accessing the Combined Knowledge of the Treatment Industry and Therapeutic Community to Help Children, Families and Communities Work Together to Facilitate Resilience and Improve Outcomes

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.

Gale Saler
Licensed professional clinician, Director, ARISE® Consulting, Executive Director, Newport Academy

Prof. Dr. Judith Landau
Family Neuropsychiatrist, Arise-Network / I.R.I

2 Hour Workshop: Experiential Therapy: How It Accesses the Right Brain in Therapy

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.

Carlos Martinez
Clinical Supervisor, Onsite Workshops

the Interaction Between the Family Law Expert and the Clinical Expert

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.

Richard Collins
Specialist family lawyer, Keystone Law

The Relationship Between Stress in the Workplace and Addictions: a Practical Guide to Breaking Patterns (Part 2)

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 behavioral modes. Participants will learn about how external triggers and stimuli can fire off subconscious responses. They will be shown how to identify patterns within themselves and within others so that they can avoid such triggers. The workshop will also look at how responses and reactions to stress and anxiety can lead to addictive behaviour patterns, such as drinking, substance use, overeating and so on. Through better understanding the relationship between the mind, body and addictions, participants will be able to make more informed, clearer choices about how they choose to handle their stress and anxiety in the future and will leave the presentation with some practical therapeutic tools and exercises that they can use within both their daily life, and the workplace. This workshop puts forward the power and control that the participants themselves can have over the way that they are feeling, and they will leave feeling calmer and more confident, as individuals and in their ability to support and help others. This is a 2-hour workshop which will include a PowerPoint presentation alongside practical exercises and tools, so notepads will be essential.

11:45
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12:00

Break

12:00
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13:00

Early Recognition and Prevention of Addiction, Why Parental Self Esteem Matters

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

Mandy Saligari
Founder and Clinical Director and Addiction, Parenting & Relationship Expert, Charter Harley Street

Zoe Blaskey
Founder, Motherkind

New Directions for the Treatment of Problem Drinking: Targeting Metacognitive Change

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.

Prof Marcantonio Spada
Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health, London South Bank University

3 Hour Workshop: Accessing the Combined Knowledge of the Treatment Industry and Therapeutic Community to Help Children, Families and Communities Work Together to Facilitate Resilience and Improve Outcomes

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

Gale Saler
Licensed professional clinician, Director, ARISE® Consulting, Executive Director, Newport Academy

Judith Thompson
Commissioner for Victims and Survivors of Conflict in Northern Ireland

Experential Therapy: How It Accesses the Right Brain in Therapy (Part 2)

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.

Carlos Martinez
Clinical Supervisor, Onsite Workshops

The Conflict Conundrum

Conflict in the workplace can be difficult to navigate. How do we approach conflict situations, whether as a professional mediating between parties or when working individually with clients who are experiencing conflict themselves?

Annie Ashdown
Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Keynote Speaker and High Level Intuitive

Rupert Potier
Founder, Bespoke Health

13:00
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14:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:30

the Shame Spiral and Cultivating Healthy Attachment: Dealing With Anxiety and Relational Difficulties

Toxic shame and rage stem from trauma that is unacknowledged or unaccepted. This debilitating and complex shame is among the most destructive of human emotions. Isolation, 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. Working with individuals experiencing unhealthy shame presents us with a formidable therapeutic challenge and by nature is so excruciating that it pushes people, particularly addicts, toward avoidance.

Rokelle Lerner
Senior Clinical Advisor, Crossroads Antigua

Justice in Recovery: Building the Case for Stronger Care Advocacy and Clinical Collaboration for Our Clients in the Courtroom

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.

Heather Hayes
Clinical Interventionalist, Founder and CEO, Heather R. Hayes & Associates, Inc

Jeffrey J Merrick
Interventionist and Criminal Defense Attorney

Rehab – Dead or Alive?

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?

Chip Somers
Clinical Advisor, Help Me Stop

Why Some Men Can Get Emotional About Sport, but Find It Harder to Access Their Emotions at Home or at Work?

Remember the summer of 2018? England reached the semi-finals of the FIFA world cup and suddenly the nation was transfixed with the exploits of Gareth Southgate’s team. In front of huge TV screens, strangers hugged each other from the bars of Liverpool and Leeds to the beaches of Brighton and Bognor. But why can grown men cry at a national anthem or a rendition of ‘Swing Low’ at a rugby international but keep a stiff upper lip when emotional carnage is going on around them? Logical philosopher AJ Ayer, who had an irrational love of Tottenham Hotspur, described his love of belonging to a football tribe. Why do men find it hard to be vulnerable with their partners, loved ones and work colleagues, and why is suicide the biggest killer of men in the UK aged 25-50? In this presentation sports broadcaster and clinical psychotherapist Gary Bloom looks at the nature of the male psyche, and how some men fear feminisation if they don’t act in a macho fashion. Looking at the examples of sport Gary will explore the role of masculinity and male power in the 21st century and what we are teaching our children when we refuse to acknowledge our feelings. *Warning this presentation might contain strong emotions!*

Gary Bloom
Psychotherapist and Broadcaster, Cognacity & Talksport radio

Desire Thinking: a New Treatment Target in Addictive Behaviours

This workshop will illustrate and explore the concept of desire thinking and its relevance to addictive behaviours. Examples of key treatment interventions for interrupting desire thinking will be introduced. Pre-workshop Reading Caselli, G. & Spada, M. M. (2016). Desire thinking: A new target for treatment of addictive behaviors? International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 9(4), 344-355. Workshop Learning Objectives 1. To conceptualise desire thinking. 2. To understand the application of basic treatment interventions aimed at interrupting desire thinking.

Prof Marcantonio Spada
Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health, London South Bank University

15:30
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16:00

Break

16:00
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17:30

Thriving at Work, the Case for Investment and Deloitte's Approach to Wellbeing

Deloitte believes that there is an unarguable business case for supporting individuals with mental health challenges, and creating mentally healthy working conditions. This case is not simply a financial one, although the costs of poor mental health are significant. Creating the right conditions for all colleagues to thrive has significant human and societal impact.

Elizabeth Hampson
Director in the Strategy Consulting practice , Deloitte

Kay Forsythe
Partner, Deloitte North West Europe

Psychedelic Assisted Treatment in Addiction: New Kid on the Block or Old Hat?

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.

Sarah Flowers
Consultant Psychiatrist: Addictions and Substance Abuse , Priory Healthcare

Charlotte Parkin
Psychotherapist, Priory Healthcare

The Journey Home to Self in the Aftermath of Narcissistic Abuse

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.

Cindy Westcott
Clinical Director at Milestones , Onsite

Maintaining Equilibrium in the Here and Now: Living the Enerqi Connection

Designed for professionals working in Behavioural Mental and Emotional Health, this workshop will pinpoint mind-body techniques including, Meditation, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Exercise

Sheri Laine
Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and nutritionist, Private Practice

The Business of Therapy

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.

Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
CEO, FRC Worldwide

Geoff Simons
Founder , Private Practice Hub

Paul Flynn
CEO/Founder/Investor, Addcounsel

Sue Richardson
Content Manager, Private Practice Hub

17:30
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18:00

Break

18:00
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19:30

Unspoken Legacy: Reverberations of Trauma in the Addicted Family

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

Dr Claudia Black
Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect, The Meadows Behavioural Healthcare

07:00

Morning Yoga

Victoria Suite | 60 mins

07:30

Open Fellowship Meeting

Lancaster Suite | 60 mins

09:00

Morning Call

09:30
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10:30

Addiction in the Workplace: Corporate Risk, Human Frailty and Legal Arguments

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.

Dr Michael McCann
Non Executive Director , Castle Craig Hospitals

Sarah Chilton
Partner , CM Murray LLP

Addiction treatment: What new medical treatments does the future hold? & ADHD and Addiction: things every Addiction specialist should know about ADHD

In this presentation, Consultant Psychiatrist and international addictions specialist, Dr McPhillips, will provide an overview of emerging medical treatments for addiction and Dr Pertusa will discuss ADHD & addiction.

Dr. Alberto Pertusa
Consultant Psychiatrist , Nightingale Hospital

Dr Mike McPhillips
Consultant Psychiatrist, Nightingale Hospital London

Meaningful Engagement With the Substance Abusing Adolescent Male

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.

Dean Porterfield
Director of ARCH Academy , Cumberland Heights

Invigorating and Integrating Individual, Group and Family Work With Experiential Therapies

Beverley will immerse participants of this workshop in the value of experiential techniques in individual, group and family work and will demonstrate a variety of these techniques with participating professionals. Techniques will include: family sculpting, empty chair work, mindfulness, meditation, work with symbols and sociometry.

Beverly Roesch
Professor of Social Work & Clinical Director , University of Utah Graduate School & Cirque Lodge, Utah

Resilence Games

RESILIENCE GAMES is an experiential workshop that creates an empowering journey guiding participants through the discovery of all four types of resilience

Dufflyn Lammers
Actor, Writer and International Recovery Coach

10:30
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10:45

Break

10:45
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11:45

Chronic Pain and Addiction: How We Missed the Boat

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.

Mel Pohl
Chief Medical Officer, Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC)

Working With the Media to Promote Child Mental Health

In this talk Dr Jon Goldin will discuss his experience of working with the media, illustrate this with examples, and offer advice and guidance for those who might undertake this kind of work.

Dr Jon Goldin
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Great Ormond Street Hospital & Institute of Child Health.

Diagnostic Considerations and Interventions in the Treatment of Complex Grief

We live in an age where complex grief is woven into the tapestry of our lives. Many people are struggling to cope in the aftermath of the shocking and brutal loss of someone they love. In our world today, people are grieving the death of a child or other loved one through violence, accident or unpredicted illness.

Kathleen Parrish
Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Community Outreach, Cottonwood Tucson

The Only Way Out... Is Through

A centerpiece of this session will be the Clinical meets Spiritual connection. There will be leading examples of the success of Clinical practitioners and Twelve Step Coaches working together with patients to treat the neurobiology of addiction and any co-occurring disorders as part of a life-long treatment plan.

Dana Pollack
Clinical Director & Licensed Clinical Social Worker, High Watch Recovery Center

Lori Williams
Twelve Step Coach , High Watch Recovery Center

Kayana Breathwork for Recovery (Part 1)

“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”.

Viola Edward
Co Owner – Director , Kayana International Breathwork

11:45
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12:00

Break

12:00
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13:00

Sexually Compulsive and Addictive Behaviour: the Controversy, Diagnosis, and Implications for Treatment

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.

Dr Stefanie Carnes
Clinical Architect, Therapist & Supervisor, The Meadows Behavioural Healthcare

Left to Our Own Devices: Practicing Healthier Device Management & Professional Digital Citizenship

Recommended for both professionals and individuals, this presentation will explore how our digitally-based devices and behaviours have and will perpetually continue to affect, effect, and alter our lives, lifestyles, and careers.

Dr. Don Grant
Founder/CEO and Executive Director, (un)BOOT Camp and RESOLUTIONS TEEN CENTER

The Power of Positive Prevention: How Creating Positive Peer Pressure Groups Can Drastically Improve the School Environment

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.

Erin Lawler Patterson
International Speaker, Counsellor, Podcaster and Author

Kayana Breathwork for Recovery (Part 2)

“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”.

Viola Edward
Co Owner – Director , Kayana International Breathwork

13:00
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14:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:30

Relationship Trauma Repair (Rtr): an Experiential Model for Treating Childhood Trauma and Ptsd

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.

Dr Tian Dayton
Director, The New York Psychodrama Training Institute

Personalised Medicine in the Treatment of Addictions

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?

Dr Antonio Metastasio
Consultant Psychiatrist, Addcounsel

In the Beginning There Was Unity: if the Ego Creates an Isolated Hell on Earth, Empathic Connection is the Road Out

Are faith and consciousness the lights to shine on the hidden inner forces of endarkenment…. the nasty, self-destructive cycles of confusion, self-doubt and self-hatred created and maintained by the ego?

Dr Lou Cox
Founder , Egomechanics Ltd

Samantha Parker
Co-founder / Specialist Mental Health & Wellbeing Consultant to the Music Industry, Parker Consulting & Music Support

Modern Marketing and Ethical Boundaries: When Swimming Pools No Longer Cut the Mustard

With the marketing landscape changing at such a rapid pace, how do treatment centres and private practices keep up in this day and age?

Emily Bielen
President and Founder, Orrick Consulting

Leonard Buschel
Substance Abuse Counselor, Founder, Director, Producer & Editor, Writers In Treatment, REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium®, Addiction/Recovery eBulletin®, Experience, Strength and Hope Awards®

West Jones
Co-Founder/COO , Incredible Marketing, Inc

Teresa Quinlan
Founder, Love PR

15:30
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16:00

Break

16:00
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17:30

Complex Trauma in Women With Compulsive and Additive Sexual Behaviour

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.

Dr Stefanie Carnes
Clinical Architect, Therapist & Supervisor, The Meadows Behavioural Healthcare

Boy, Interrupted: Rehab, Resilience and the Proactive Engagement of Young Men’s Mental Health

Data on global health burden demonstrate that young men have a markedly distinct health risk profile. Adolescent and young adult men do poorly on indicators of mental health which is evidenced by elevated rates of suicide, conduct disorder, substance use, and interpersonal violence relative to their female peers.

Rafferty Law
Musician, DJ & Model

Joe Sheerer
Lived Experience Coordinator, Amy Winehouse Foundation

Kyra Bartels
Experience-based Counsellor , Yes We Can Youth Clinics

Numbing the Pain: Childhood Sexual Abuse and Addiction

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?

Clarinda Cuppage
Project Co-ordinator , One in Four

Lou Lebentz
Therapist and Founder , The Voyage

17:30
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18:00

Break



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