WEBINAR VIDEO: “CHRONIC RELAPSE”

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CHRONIC RELAPSE: ADDICTION AS AN ATTACHMENT DISORDER

PRESENTERS: MARK F. SCHWARTZ, D.Sc. and LORI GALPERIN, LCSW

2.0 CEs provided with the completion of an online evaluation form. This workshop provides 1.0 CEs. Application made to CEPA for specified hours of Continuing Education Credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as is required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Join Dr. Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin, MSW, LCSW as they share their years of experience treating addictive disorders, including their years of training and study that illuminates the correlation between addiction and childhood attachment disturbances. “What we’ve been doing, hasn’t been sufficient,” says Dr. Schwartz. Relapse for both “process addictions” as well as substance abuse clients is likely until the individual develops the capacity to connect to themselves and others.  Addiction sufferers need to develop the capacity to establish intimate relationships, otherwise, they remain vulnerable to relapse.
RELAPSE
There are three components to understanding relapse: 
  1. Attachment and capacity for intimacy; 
  2. Self-development; and 
  3. Affect-tolerance

For example, many individuals meet their need for affection and appreciation by taking care of others. They are obsessed with what others think of them and are highly reactive to perceived rejection. Craving approval is a set-up for looking for proof that everyone will hurt and abandon them in the end, and they are easily hurt by major disagreements and perceived injustices. 

With a history of disorganized attachment, many chronic relapsers are dissociative, with some parts of self being serious about recovery while other parts remain locked in survival strategies from the past, using addictive behavior to numb, avoid, escape, and remain disconnected.  Recovery therefore is tied to waking up the injured parts and facilitating internal integration and metacognition.

Establishing an internal working model, a cohesive, coherent sense of self, and one’s own values forms a secure base and object constancy, both of which are critical for ‘earned” secure attachment. Establishing an internal working model, object consistency, and a secure base are critical when facilitating a recovery process with chronic relapsers. This webinar will review modalities that allow for structural changes critical for sobriety.

Webinar Goals:

  • To develop a theoretical framework for understanding chronic relapse
  • To provide training in interventions for accessing addictive parts
  • To describe cognitive affective interventions for facilitating integration of injured parts

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS, RESOURCES SHARED IN THE WEBINAR
Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair
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Separation: Anxiety And Anger (Basic Books Classics,) Volume 2
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/0465097162/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_JqhQFb78AJKCD
 
The Transforming Power Of Affect: A Model For Accelerated Change
by Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0465095674/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_BrhQFb5825E6K
 
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Second Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/1462541461/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_SthQFbATKQP7G
 
Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
by Amazon.com Services LLC
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFTVGUM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_PwhQFbAH3KR2H
 
Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of Self
by Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1590511611/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_mWhQFbZDYD1JY
 
Mentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders: A Practical Guide
by Amazon.com Services LLC
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5MBH0C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_AFiQFbT0EWMR1
 
Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir
by Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812994612/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_hIiQFbS73586H
 
Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Interpersonal Trauma, Second Edition: STAIR Narrative Therapy
by Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1462543286/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_kJHQFbP3JD4YR
 
Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment)
by Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1462502326/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VIiQFb11P191F

For more information or questions, contact Harmony Place Monterey at 831 747 1727 or email: mschwartz@harmonyplacemonterey.com. Call us for a free consultation. Let us help you or your loved one.