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Professional Events

Professional Events

Thelma McMillen Frontiers In Addiction Lecture Series Presents:


Let's Be Blunt: Concurrent and Sustained Effects of Adolescent Marijuana Use

May 19, 2020
Speaker: Lauren Ozbolt, MD, CEDS, FAPA
Attending Psychiatrist, Clementine Malibu Lake
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The Brain Gut Connection: Integrative Solutions to Consider in Addiction Medicine

July 21, 2020
Speaker: Donese Worden, MND
Physician and Global Health Educator
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The Role of Childhood Relational Trauma to Addiction: Understanding the Pia Melody Post Induction Treatment Model

September 15, 2020
Speaker: Sarah Bridge, LCSW
Senior Clinical Advisor to the Meadows
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It's Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy After Sexual Addiction

November 17, 2020
Speaker: Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist
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South Bay Network for Professionals Treading Addiction Series Presents:

The Thelma McMillen Recovery Center hosts the South Bay Networking meeting every other month on Tuesday from 9 - 10 a.m. The purpose of the group is to both meet and network with other community professionals who have interest in issues related to addiction and mental health, as well as to provide a forum for community leaders to make educational presentations to the community. 1 CEU.

Co-sponsored by Center for Discovery

5 Common Mistakes Well-Intended Mental Health Care Providers Make Regarding Their Client's Nutrition Goals

April 28, 2020
Speaker: Diana Lipson-Burge, RDN, CEDRD
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, The Energy Resource

LGBTQ Clients in Treatment - Creating a Safe and Affirmative Environment for All

June 23, 2020
Speaker: Christine MacInnis, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Transcends Therapy Center

The Trauma Informed Lens in Eating Disorder Treatment

August 25, 2020
Speaker: Dawn Delgado, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an EMDR trained trauma specialist and National Director of Clinical Development at Center for Discovery

Approaching Addiction through the "Trauma Spectrum" - Re-Evaluating How We Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat Addiction and It's Co-Morbidities

October 27, 2020
Speaker: Deborah Finklestein, MA, MD