Psychoanalysis and the Treatment of the Addictions

Dr. Sonnenberg will review the subject of addiction and the contributions of psychoanalytic investigators to its treatment. He will provide a broad description of the way a psychoanalytic approach facilitates addiction treatment, whether it be to single or multiple substances or behaviors.


Friday, April 9, 2010 - 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)

  • Describe the phases of treatment of high functioning addicts, incorporating psychoanalytic techniques.
  • Employ innovative modifications of psychoanalytic technique in treating high functioning addicts.
  • Integrate psychoanalytic techniques with twelve step programs.

Presenter Information

We are delighted to welcome as Guest Faculty, Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the Founding Director of the Austin, Texas Center for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, has served on the North American Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and currently serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Inquiry.