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, Dr. Bruce S. Liese utilizes his Cognitive Therapy approach in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with alcohol abuse, cocaine abuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system. Liese collaborates with the client to identify and change the thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs that relate to addictive behaviors and lead to substance abuse. You will develop an understanding of the key concepts of Cognitive Therapy for addictions and its relevance in addictions counseling today; gain insight into Liese's therapy style and how he works with clients to modify thought patterns and beliefs, leading to change in addictive behaviors; and learn how to apply cognitive therapy to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health professions." - Supplied by publisher.
Brief therapy for addictions
Featured experts: Jon Carlson, Judy Lewis, Bruce S. Liese.
"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.