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Webinar: Behavioral Addictions

Posted on July 8, 2014

Gambling and Eating Disorders
podcast


Webinar: Gambling and Eating Disorders
On July 18, 2014 SMART Recovery Online will host Dr. Chris Tuell (Lindner Center of HOPE) and Ann Hull (The Hull Institute in Cleveland), in a joint presentation:

Behavioral Addictions: A Look at Gambling and Eating

Both Dr. Tuell and Ms. Hull have devoted their careers to the study and practice of addictive behaviors, and we are pleased to have their expertise to provide support for those struggling with eating disorders (ED) or gambling issues. This webinar is provided as educational opportunity for the SMART community and the public, to strengthen our knowledge, support, and compassion for those who come to SMART seeking mutual aid for eating disorders and gambling. Continue reading

Webinar: Beyond Addiction

Posted on May 13, 2014

“How Science and Kindness Help People Change”
with Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., Center for Motivation and Change
podcast


Beyond Addiction

“[We want to] change the conversation, from the language of stigma to the language of growth; from defects to strengths, from shame to pride and an open heart; from punishment and confrontation to an invitation to truly change. And to change that conversation, we rely on science and kindness.”


May 17, 2014 4:00pm ET :
Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., joins SMART Recovery to present:
Beyond Addiction, How Science and Kindness Help People Change:

  • The Center for Motivation and Change’s (CMC) approach to helping families, including CRAFT;
  • CMC’s best new tools for families wishing to support a loved one’s recovery;
  • Beyond Addiction, by Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D., and Stephanie Higgs;
  • The 20-Minute Guide – For Parents and Partners

The event will be held in our online Go-to-Training Room. There is no cost to attend the event but advanced registration is required.

Related Posts:
Power of Positive Reinforcement
Help for Families


Beyond AddictionAbout the speaker: Dr. Foote is a nationally recognized clinical research scientist who has received extensive federal grant funding for his work on motivational treatment approaches. Dr. Foote has worked in the addiction treatment field as a clinician and researcher since the late 1980s, and has developed a unique motivational treatment approach that incorporates principles of group treatment as well as research-based principles of human behavior change.

In 2004, Dr. Foote opened the Center for Motivation and Change with his partner, Dr. Carrie Wilkens. CMC’s mission is to provide evidence-based treatments to help people change their substance use and compulsive behaviors while providing a warm and therapeutic atmosphere. CMC is built on the belief and optimism that people can change.

Previously, Dr. Foote was the Deputy Director of the Division of Alcohol Treatment and Research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC, as well as a Senior Research Associate at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) in NYC. Dr. Foote also served as Chief of the Smithers Addiction Treatment and Research Center as well as Director of Evaluation and Research between 1994 and 2001. Dr. Foote was also team Psychologist for the New York Mets. Continue reading

Webinar: Building Close Relationships in Recovery

Posted on November 12, 2013

“Adventurous Living” Part 2: Intimate Adventures: Close Associations
with Ed Garcia, CSW
podcast

Adventurous Living Series

  • Are you missing a sense of connection with your family and friends?
  • Do you feel like you just can’t seem to get close to anyone?
  • Is something holding you back from forming new friendships and close relationships?
  • Are you in a rut and missing out on a healthy social life?


November 15, 2013 6pm ET : Ed Garcia joins SMART Recovery to present Part 2 in his “Adventurous Living” series, this Friday.

    “Intimacy generally refers to the feeling of being in a close personal association and having a sense of belonging. It is a familiar and very close emotional connection with another person as a result of a bond that is formed through knowledge and experience with that person. Intimacy is highly desired and yet thwarted and rejected by many individuals. This segment of Adventurous Living will explore the various types of intimacy, as well as the issues that prevent many people from experiencing the joy of that feeling.” ~Ed Garcia

Register today for this SMART Webinar.

This webinar may be recorded and may be made available on SMART Recovery’s podcast site.

SMART Recovery is pleased to offer free webinars on topics of interest as a public service. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.


About Ed Garcia: Mr. Garcia has an extensive and diversified background in the field of human behavior. He holds both an under graduate and graduate degree from New York University. His post graduate work was conducted at the Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy. During that time, Mr. Garcia worked extensively with Dr. Albert Ellis and became a Fellow and Co-Director of Clinical Training. He has lectured and conducted seminars at 35 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe and conducted professional in-service training seminars at more than 60 hospitals and mental health centers throughout the U.S. Made guest appearances on national television. He currently teaches at Mercer and Emory universities and is concentrating part of his time as a sculptor, featured at several galleries in the Atlanta area. Continue reading

Webinar: Mindfulness…and More

Posted on August 27, 2013

‘ACT’-ing SMART
Integrating ‘ACT’ into SMART Recovery
with Dr. Hank Robb

podcast

Register Today

Hank Robb, Ph.D., will present a webinar this Saturday (August 31 at 5pm edt) on the topic of mindfulness and other Acceptance Commitment Therapy strategies, and how they can be helpful in addiction recovery.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT offers powerful alternatives for dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings. Some of the strategies that Dr. Robb will be discussing are: acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive defusion, values, and committed action.


About Dr. Robb

Dr. Robb brings a unique perspective to this topic, as an expert in CBT, REBT, and as an ACT practitioner. He has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska (1978), and is a Supervisor for the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York. He is board certified in both Counseling and Behavioral Psychology and is certified in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use.

He previously served as President of the American Board of Counseling Psychology and is listed as an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Trainer. Dr. Robb is a founding member of SMART Recovery and continues to write regularly for the SMART News & Views newsletter on topics related to cognitive behavioral (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).


Registration

There is no cost to attend this event. Advance registration is required.

Register Today


Webinar: Help for Family & Friends

Posted on July 30, 2013

Dr. Robert J. Meyers, Creator of CRAFT and author of Get Your Loved One Sober
Wednesday July 31 2013, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

podcast

Supporting a Loved One with an AddictionSMART Recovery and Dr. Meyers are pleased to offer information and support to the family and friends of those with addictive issues. It is possible for family and friends to learn effective ways to support a loved one toward recovery in a non-confrontational, positive manner — without nagging, pleading or threatening.

Dr. Meyers is co-creator of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach which provides a foundation for SMART’s program for Family & Friends. He is co-author of the book Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening, an important resource used by SMART Recovery for Family & Friends.

CRAFT is a groundbreaking, effective approach directly in line with SMART’s own evidence-based tools and strategies for helping those with addiction. CRAFT provides a practical, compassionate framework for building positive family interactions and influencing people to get help for their addictive issues and build rich and meaningful lives.

Register for This Event

Dr. Meyers

Dr. Meyers has been prominent in the addiction field for 37 years with 23 of those years being at the University of New Mexico. He is currently the director of Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. & Associates and is a Research Associate Professor Emeritus in Psychology Continue reading

Webinar: “Adventurous Living” Presented by Ed Garcia

Posted on July 23, 2013

“Adventurous Living” Part 1: The Adventurous Person: Emotions and Challenges
With Ed Garcia, CSW
Friday, July 26, 2013, 8pm EDT
podcast

Adventurous Living Series

Ed Garcia joins SMART Recovery to present, “Adventurous Living” on Friday July 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT.

Are you living your life on autopilot?

Wondering when something exciting is going to happen?

Mr. Garcia describes life as an ongoing series of events. “The adventure is not only in the events we encounter, but it is even more in the manner in which we perceive them.”

This introductory webinar will focus on “The Adventurous Person: Emotions and Challenges.”

“What would it mean to you to live your life as an adventure?

    To view challenges as opportunities for growth, rather than as inconvenient or unpleasant hassles?

    To approach new situations with a sense of confidence?

    To take on new tasks with eagerness, instead of reluctance or dread?

    To look at the vastness of our world and really see how amazing it is?

Register today for this SMART Webinar.

This webinar may be recorded and may be made available on SMART Recovery’s podcast site.

SMART Recovery is pleased to offer free webinars on topics of interest as a public service. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.


About Ed Garcia: Mr. Garcia has an extensive and diversified background in the field of human behavior. He holds both an under graduate and graduate degree from New York University. His post graduate work was conducted at the Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy. During that time, Mr. Garcia worked extensively with Dr. Albert Ellis and became a Fellow and Co-Director of Clinical Training. He has lectured and conducted seminars at 35 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe and conducted professional in-service training seminars at more than 60 hospitals and mental health centers throughout the U.S. Made guest appearances on national television. He currently teaches at Mercer and Emory universities and is concentrating part of his time as a scuptor, featured at several galleries in the Atlanta area. Continue reading