Dates & Locations
March 20-21, 2014
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 Second St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
April 3-4, 2014
DoubleTree Portland-Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
April 24-25, 2014
DoubleTree Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
$279 Early Registration (received 14 days prior to workshop)
$299 Regular Registration (received within 14 days of workshop)
$319 Onsite Registration (space permitting)
Register by phone- 800-258-8411
Register by fax- 707-566-7474
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Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to:
In this workshop, I will present new techniques for the treatment of habits and addictions, with a primary focus on alcohol and drug abuse. These treatment tools address the motivational factors and underlying emotional problems that trigger addictive behaviors and lead to relapses during recovery.
My goal in this workshop will not be to challenge or replace the excellent work you are already doing with clients with habits and addictions, but rather to provide you with powerful new tools that will enhance your skills and boost your effectiveness. I will show you how to use the Urges to Use Scale, the Brief Mood Survey, the Empathy and Helpfulness Scales, the Five Secrets of Effective Communication, numerous Paradoxical Agenda Setting Techniques, the Decision-Making Form, the Habit / Addiction Log, the Devil’s Advocate Technique, the Experimental Technique, the Externalization of Voices, the Acceptance Paradox, and more. As a way of bringing the treatment techniques to life, I will invite audience members to work on their own habits and addictions, such as overeating, drinking, compulsive shopping, procrastination, or sexual, romantic, and internet addictions. I hope that the two live demonstrations on Healing Yourself will be highlights of this workshop.
If you are working in 12-step programs, I warmly invite to attend and participate. You’ll be pleased to discover the substantial overlap between the AA philosophy and the treatment model I present. I also want to encourage therapists who do not focus primarily on addictions to attend, as the prevalence of habits and addictions is exceedingly high among the patients you are now treating for depression, anxiety, or relationship problems.
Workshop Agenda -
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Registration opens at 7:30 am each day. The workshop days begin at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.
Lunch is from 12 noon until 1 pm. There will be 15 minute breaks at about 10 am and 3 pm.
Please Note: Dr. Burns offers optional presentations during the last half hour of lunch each day. You may bring your food into the seminar room and eat while you listen. However, in some locations itis difficult to be served and get back before the presentation begins. If you wish to attend, we strongly recommend you bring your own lunch.