Western Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders Conference Faculty.
Article Type: Conference news
Pub Date: 06/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Publisher: Haight-Ashbury Publications Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Haight-Ashbury Publications ISSN: 0279-1072
Issue: Date: June, 2010 Source Volume: 42 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 239271877
Full Text: The Western Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders Conference Faculty Includes:

Daniel Amen, M.D.: Physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, distinguishing Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. Host of several PBS specials including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and The Brain in Love.

Claudia Black, Ph.D.: Consultant, Las Vegas Recovery Center; Bestselling author and lecturer; Advisory Board for the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) and the Moyer Foundation. Author, Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies and Secrets.

Rev Leo Booth, M.Th.: Executive Director, Rennaisance Malibu, Author. Say Yes to Your Spirit.

John Bradshaw, M.A.: One of the leading figures in the fields of addiction/recovery, family systems and relationships. A consultant to The Meadows, he is an international bestselling author. His most recent book is titled Reclaiming Virtue.

Christopher Buxton-Smith: Executive Chef at Newport Academy

Ralph Carson, Ph.D.: Involved in the clinical aspects of nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders for over 30 years. Consultant to Remuda Ranch and a board member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professions. Author, Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruit.

Judy Crane, L.M.H.C.: Founder and Executive Director, The Refuge-A Healing Place, Ocala, Florida. Fifteen years experience in residential and outpatient practices. Hypnotherapist and specialist for healing sexual trauma and addiction.

Joseph R. Cruse, M.D.: Addiction medical specialist and Founding Medical Director of The Betty Ford Center. Author, I Don't Smoke! A Guidebook to Break Your Addiction to Nicotine

Sharon Wegscheider Cruse, M.A.: Pioneer family therapist, founder and consultant to Onsite Workshops, Founding Chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), author of 17 books, her latest is Calling All Women; From Competition to Connection.

Tian Dayton, Ph.D.: Psychodramatist, speaker and author of Emotional Sobriety, The Drama Within, Drama Games: Techniques for Self-Development, Forgiving and Moving On, and Trauma and Addictions.

Keith Fierman, CADC, B.R.I. II: CEO of Intervention Service, preferred interventionist for Betty Ford Center.

Jeffrey Fortuna, Ph.D.: Founder/Director of Pharmaceutical Education Consultants; faculty in the Department of HealthSciences at California State University, Fullerton; author of Nutrition for the Focused Brain and Food, Brain Chemistry and Behavior.

Mark Gold, M.D.: Professor, University of Florida, College of Medicine's Brain Institute, Departments of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Community Health and Family Medicine.

Lloyd Gordon, M.D.: Medical Director of COPAC Inc., Mississippi Health Care Professionals Treatment Program for 22 years. Four years on the board of the National Council on Sexual Compulsivity and Addiction

Earl Hightower, CCDC, B.R.I. II: Direct of Hightower Intervention Services, LLC.

Alexandra Katehakis, M.A., M.F.T.: Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles. Certified sex addiction therapist, author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction.

Don Kurth, M.D.: Immediate Past President, CSAM. Incoming President, American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Rick Lavine, M.D.: Physician specializing in psychiatry and addiction medicine who has practiced in Mill Valley, CA since 1976. Psychiatric and addiction medicine consultant to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mark Lundholm: Creator of DVD series Humor in Treatment, lectured, presented and appeared at over 300 professionals' conferences, had his own Showtime Comedy Special, appeared on Comedy Central and has written and starred in three oneman shows.

Omar Manejwala, M.D.: Medical Director, Hazelden; psychiatrist and leading expert in addiction medicine whose practice includes a focus on addiction treatment for health care professionals

Barbara Nosal, Ph.D., M.F.T.: Clinical Director, Newport Academy

Mel Pohl, M.D., FASAM: Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC's Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is the author of A Day

without Pain and co-author of Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain; Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else's Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too.

Ken Roy, M.D.: Chair of the Parity Action Group of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism and co-chair of the ASAM legislative advocacy committee. He is board certified in Addiction Medicine and General Psychiatry.

Caroline Smith, MALPC: Director of the Pine Grove Family Program and Intensives.

David E. Smith, M.D.: Founder, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinics; Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine; and Chair, Adolescent Addiction Treatment, Newport Academy, Newport Beach, Ca.
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