Principles of Addiction Treatment

This presentation will focus on understanding personal resistance to working with addiction, establishing rapport around addiction issues, identifying and maintaining motivations to change, teaching how to cope with craving, working with community resources for recovery, and referring clients to specialty treatment when needed.


Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
7:00 PM - Registration/Wine & Cheese



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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Free for SDPC Members
$25 for Non-members
$15 for Students

Educational Objective(s)

  • Assess the applicability of basic addiction treatment techniques, such as a cost-benefit analysis and coping with craving techniques, for use within a psychodynamic framework of treatment.
  • Discuss the implications for individual treatment of the practice of team treatment (multiple “primary” therapists working with one client).
  • Assess the applicability of basic assessment of addiction for use within a psychodynamic framework of treatment.

Presenter Information

A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., is founder of the Practical Recovery treatment system, which offers self-empowering (non-12-step, non-disease) addiction treatment in four locations (outpatient, two residential facilities, and a sober living home) throughout San Diego County. He is Past President (1999-2000) of the American Psychological Association's Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50), the world's largest organization of addiction psychologists. He is also the author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling and Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, recognized in 2010 by the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as a "Self-Help Book of Merit."

Charles Moreau, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Moreau completed his psychiatric residency at the University of California, San Diego and is a recent graduate of the adult psychoanalytic program at SDPC. In his practice, Dr. Moreau specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and substance misuse.