Uncovering Hidden Addictions: An Update on Alcohol, Gambling, Eating, and Shopping

Price: $60.00

Online Workshop ~ 6 CE credit hours
There are no start or end dates for our online courses and they can be accessed at any time after you register.

Addictive behaviors are not always recognized or treated in common clinical practice. This class provides an opportunity to learn about comorbidity involving substance use and behaviors with addictive features such as gambling, internet use, shopping, and eating.

A focus of the learning experience will be how addictive behaviors can be hidden with common clinical disorders, as well as hidden amongst other addictions.

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Lecture: Gambling Nation
Learning Objectives: Review DSM-IV Criteria; Recognize signs / symptoms; Understand evidenced-based treatments and resources
Timothy W. Fong, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He also serves as Director of the UCLA Impulse Control Disorder Clinic, Co-Director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, and Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic.

Lecture: Compulsive Shopping -- An Example of Addictive Behavior

Heidi Hartston, Ph.D. is a Psychologist in private practice in Oakland and Palo Alto, California, who works with clients with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, including problems with compulsive shopping.

She has published original research on clinical and neuropsychological features as well as treatment outcomes in compulsive shopping, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other OC-Spectrum disorders, and has been featured in print and on television.


Lecture: Practical Advice About Alcohol & Hidden Addictions

Learning Objectives: How these problems are discussed in this area of work and how that colors our thinking; how these problems are discussed in this area of work and how that colors our thinking; Why alcohol is one of the most important hidden addictions; How to recognize potential problems.

Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D., is former Past President of American Psychological Association (APA) Division 50 (Addictions) and an APA Fellow who practices in San Francisco. She also has conducted clinical research for more than 25 years and serves as Lead Faculty in Psychology at Capella University, Adjunct Faculty at Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology, and teaches for the Chemical Dependency Certificate Program at University of California Berkeley Extension.


Lecture: Addictive Features of Eating Behaviors

Learning Objectives: Brief review of ED categories; Share growing evidence of “food as a drug of abuse”; Case study involving “hidden co-morbidity” and in which an addictions framework was useful.

Susan Raeburn, Ph.D., CSAT, Institute Co-Chair and Presenter, is a staff Psychologist at the Chemical Dependency Treatment Services at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek and in private practice in Berkeley. She is also co-author of Creative Recovery: A Complete Addiction Treatment Program that Uses Your Natural Creativity.