SGVPA June 2019 CE Event

SGVPA June CE Event

Friday, June 14, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

The psychological underpinning of addictions: A new model

Presented by Nazare Magaz, Psy.D., Ph.D., Psy.D.


Addiction, such as alcohol dependency, is a disabling disorder with potentially significant negative outcomes for patients and their families, leading to physical and psychological pathology that impacts the health of the individual as well as family members.  It is also a significant public health cost, as alcohol, drugs and tobacco create a financial burden estimated at 820 billion dollars a year.  As has been widely established, addiction is a family illness with a high recidivism rate.  Where there is alcohol abuse or addiction, divorce rates skyrocket to 48.3 percent.  According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 American people 12 and older battled a substance disorder in 2014. The treatment of choice has long been Alcoholics Anonymous.  There have been few limited models for addiction treatment beyond Alcoholics Anonymous.  Dr. Lance Dodes offers an alternative paradigm for understanding addictions, which is not based on the disease model, but rather as a purely psychological problem.  This model outlines a form of treatment that follows a new paradigm for discerning and treating all addictions.  The following course is designed to help comprehend the basics of Dr. Dodes model and become cognizant of this alternative view and treatment modality for addictions.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain current hypotheses utilizing the Lance Dodes new model of the etiology and maintenance of addiction.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of clinical features, assessment and diagnosis of addictive behaviors that can benefit from utilizing the model presented.
  3. Describe current available treatment options as well as have a general understanding of the way in which the new treatment model can help in the clinical implementation with addictive clinical populations.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Nazare Magaz is a psychoanalyst, a psychologist, and an artist and poet.  She emigrated from Spain in 1978 and while building a family she began her studies in psychology.  With two daughters and a newborn infant, Dr. Magaz started her college journey by taking classes in the community college, state college, followed by an MS in psychology and licensure as an MFT professional.  She then continued her studies and received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology and licensure as a clinical psychologist.  Dr. Magaz continued her love for learning and completed her graduate work, receiving a Psy.D. and Ph.D. from The Institute For Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.  Dr. Magaz speaks three languages and holds the honor of being a training analyst at ICPLA.  Presently, Dr. Magaz divides her time between art, private practice, supervising clinicians and teaching advanced psychological concepts to clinicians and doctoral student.  Her post-graduate works include the study of temperament at Harvard Medical School and training and certification on the Adult Attachment Interview associated with Mary Main at Berkeley University.  Lastly, Dr. Magaz is also certified in Reflective Functioning from The New School in NYC, where she received accreditation as a reliable rater of the Reflective Functioning Scale as determined by The Adult Attachment Interview.

This is a Lunch Event (optional).   

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Lunch – TBD

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

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