a October CEU: Two Back-to-Back Presentations Covering Addictions and Dispelling the Myths of OCD - Wellness and Wisdom

October CEU: Two Back-to-Back Presentations Covering Addictions and Dispelling the Myths of OCD

Addiction: What It Is and What It Isn't

12:00-1:30pm on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Presented by Dr. Daniel Hochman
Hosted by Sage Recovery & Wellness Center 
Free | Lunch Provided | Lunch Served 11:30-12:00

This talk will review several myths in addiction that can cause setbacks in care, cover the causes of addiction according to the most up to date research, then discuss how to address each component of addiction with the best-known approaches.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the inaccurate information about addiction that continues to circulate the entire field.
  • Understand how that inaccurate information can actually cause harm.
  • Learn the beginnings of addiction, and how they develop into adulthood.
  • Become familiar with the most evidence based approaches to treat addiction.
  • Discuss questions and difficult cases.

Meet our presenter,
Daniel Hochman, MD, PLLC

Dr. Daniel Hochman is a psychiatrist and creator of selfrecovery.org, an evidence-based online addiction program. He has extensive experience working with addiction n a range of treatment settings. Dr. Hochman believes in a holistic approach that addresses emotional pain, poor distress tolerance, the wants beneath cravings, and offers a positive path forward. His model integrates the most recent discoveries in successful treatment of addiction. Please visit his website for more information.

Dispelling The Myths of OCD

1:45-2:45pm on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Presented by Samantha Bray
Hosted by Sage Recovery & Wellness Center 

For years mainstream culture, reality television, and the movies have misconstrued mental health disorders and the treatment of such disorders. This discussion will identify and put to rest the myths surrounding OCD. Come learn why if you hear someone exclaim “I’m sooooo OCD!”…they are sooooo NOT OCD.

Learning Outcomes

  • To present an overview of fundamental facts regarding OCD.
  • To identify common misconceptions and dispel myths surrounding OCD.
  • To update contemporary changes in clinical practice.
  • To leave clinicians with sharpened diagnostic skills and ability to recognize covert (as well as overt) forms of OCD.
  • To present research-informed concepts and practices (without detailing the research findings).
  • To provide relevant clinical resources for your clients suffering with chronic anxiety disorder, OCD, fears, and phobias. 

 Meet our presenter,
Samantha Bray, LCSW

Samantha Bray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Supervisor. She is the Owner of Bray Counseling, PLLC a group practice located in Austin, Texas offering compassionate therapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive and related disorders. Samantha specializes in the treatment of fears, phobias, and anxiety disorders, specifically obsessive compulsive disorder. She has specialized training in evidenced-based gold standard methods for the treatment of OCD and deeply enjoys working with moms, graduate students, and professionals (MD’s, nurses, lawyers, etc). Please visit her website for more information. 

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