Friday, July 19, 2019
9:00 am-11:30 am
Brunch, Networking, 60-Minute Featured Presentation,
Literature Table, Round Table Discussion,
Business Card Drawing, Participant Announcements
Pain and Addiction:
A Challenging Co-Occurring Disorder
Dr. Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
Chronic Pain occurs as a complicated web of emotions and physical symptoms. The most common way to treat pain is to use opioid medications, which actually complicate the course of chronic pain. For some individuals who develop dependence/addiction to these medications, management and treatment for their condition can become much more complicated. This presentation will review the interactions of pain, suffering and addiction in the lives of clients, with suggestions for intervention and treatment.At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to
- Describe principles of chronic pain, including central nervous system processing and the brain’s response to pain and suffering.
- Identify the effects of emotional distress on increasing chronic pain.
- Discuss techniques to manage opioid dependence and the experience of recovery from chronic pain with clinical methods including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and ACT.
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, is a Board-certified Family Practitioner, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center and was a major force in developing their Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is the author of A Day Without Pain, Pain Recovery For Families, and The Pain Antidote — Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life with Kathy Ketcham. Website: www.drmelpohl.com.
For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.
Licensed Therapists, Interns, Students, & Related Professionals
Friday, July 19, 9:00-11:30 am
8:15-9:00: Speed Check-In
Informal Networking, Literature Table and Exhibits
Brunch is available from 8:15 am on — and throughout the meeting
9:00: Meeting begins
The Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.
$35 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$45 for Non-Members
$55 All Walk-Ins
1.5 CEUs provided
Online Registration CLOSES Thursday, July 18th at 12 noon.
If you miss the online registration deadline, you can still attend our meeting by paying at the door the day of the event.
The registration cost on the day of the event is $55 for both members and non-members.
Seating is limited.
Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.
CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.
Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.
Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.
Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at email@example.com.