Disc 1: Introduction by Dr. Tim Stockwell; Cannabis and psychosis: Is there a causal link? by Prof. David Fergusson; An overview of the effects of cannabis on brain function by Dr. Anthony Phillips.
Disc 2: The link between cannabis use and addiction by Dr. Joy Johnson; Cannabis use; considerations for public health policy by Dr. Benedikt Fischer; General discussion.
Research colloquium held on March 2, 2007 at SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre
Disc 1: Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Bill Honer (Network Co-Leader) / Network Presentation - Dr. Tim Stockwell (Network Co-Leader) / Personality-matched early interventions for alcohol misuse in youth:
Implications for the prevention of co-morbidity - Dr. Sherry H. Stewart (Dalhousie University) / Neurobiological changes as a result of chronic alcohol consumption and chronic smoking - Dr. Dieter J. Meyerhoff
(University of California, San Francisco) / Alcohol use among HIV/HCV co-infected patients: Implications for treatment - Dr. Anita Palepu
(University of British Columbia) / Discussant - Dr. John F. Anderson
(Centre for Addictions Research of BC)
Disc 2: Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Tim Stockwell (Network Co-Leader) /
Self-regulation, motivation and the process of changing drinking behavior -
Dr. Carlo C. DiClemente (University Maryland, Baltimore County) / Alcohol problems in emergency department patients - Dr. Jeffery Brubacher (Vancouver General Hospital) / Discussant - Dr. David Brown
(BC Mental Health and Addictions Services) / Closing Remarks - Dr. Tim Stockwell (Network Co-Leader)
"In this training video, UK-based mindfulness experts Tim Leighton and Devin Ashwood demonstrate key components of interpersonal group therapy with clients struggling with addictions. Based on the idea that relationships are undermined by addictive behavior, this model of recovery helps members gain interpersonal skills in real time. You'll see these theories in action, as members gradually deepen their capacity to share their stories, give and receive empathy, and navigate rifts in a recovery group therapy setting. By watching this video, you will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of interpersonal group therapy, and how they apply to clients in recovery; understand how to lead a group through an experiential process while supporting client autonomy; and gain tools for working with client resistance and challenging feedback. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health and educational professions." - Supplied by publisher.
From street-dwelling drug addicts to high-functioning workaholics, the continuum of addiction cuts a wide and painful swath through our culture.
Blending first-person accounts, riveting case studies, cutting-edge research and passionate argument, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (available for order in Canadian and U.S. editions, as well as an acclaimed audiobook version) takes a panoramic yet highly intimate look at this widespread and perplexing human ailment.
Countering prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure, Dr. Gabor Maté presents an eloquent case that addiction – all addiction – is in fact a case of human development gone askew. (backcover)