News Date: Monday, July 6, 2020 - 14:45
Here is your official invitation to our monthly Clinical Teleconference sponsored by your friends at the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP), aka APA Division 50. We’re meeting on the usual second Friday of the month, July 10, at 1:00PM Eastern Time.
This month we are delighted to present one of the most influential and provocative figures in the addiction treatment community, Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D. Dr. Peele will be speaking on the “Life Process Program, An Online Addiction Coaching Program: The Apotheosis of a Non-disease Approach”. This talk will include his critique of the Disease Model of addiction as well as an introduction to an alternative approach to resolving addiction problems. You may want to see a preview of this program at: https://lifeprocessprogram.com/.
Beginning in 1975, when Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky published Love and Addiction, he has embodied a non-disease approach to addiction. This approach sees drugs at one with other destructive entanglements; “recovery” as an incremental, real-world-functioning process; traditional disease treatments (including trauma-based ones) as attacking the optimism and agency that enable people to actually improve their lives. He is currently preparing his memoir, A Life on the Scientific Edge: My Quest To Change How We See Addiction. He has authored or co-authored many books, including his most recent “Outgrowing Addiction”, with Zach Rhoads, who will also assist in the presentation.
DATE/TIME: Friday, June 10 at 1PM Eastern Time
Dial-in number: 712-770-5505
Access Code: 333-440-675
AND NOW, PLEASE READ THESE FOUR CRUCIAL ADDITIONAL REQUESTS:
And as usual: no need to preregister, no cost, and feel free to let other interested parties know about it.
Slides will be forwarded to those on the distribution list mid-week. Not on the list? It's easy to join! Just let Dr. Schenker know - his contact information is listed at the bottom.
Finally, I would like to note that, having initiated this program in 2015, this will be the last talk that I’ll be hosting. I’ve enjoyed organizing the program, and have especially enjoyed getting to interact with so many of you. I appreciate your attention and support of this activity, even when there have been significant glitches, which you have undoubtedly forgotten, but which I carry around in the back of my mind. I’m passing the responsibility for the call on to my colleague Bruce Liese, Ph.D. ABPP. As most of you know, Bruce has been President of SoAP, is currently Member-At-Large for Practice, was just elected to the APA Council of Representatives, and has been a frequent presenter in this forum. He’ll take over as of our next call in September (we take August off because of APA).
I wish you all good luck and hope we can stay in touch. Hope to talk with you this Friday!
Mark D. Schenker, Ph.D.