Ellenhorn and Psych Garden Host 2nd Annual Attachment and Addiction Conference: Intensive Emotion-Focused Approaches

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Ellenhorn and Psych Garden are pleased to announce the Second Annual Attachment and Addiction: Intensive Emotion-Focused Approaches conference October 26-27, 2018. This is the first-ever training on the combination of this highly effective form of psychotherapy and addictions treatment.

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These frontline techniques are invaluable, allowing therapists to better help their clients faster, while substantially reducing counter-transference. They are deeply rewarding, effective and authentic, enabling the clinician to work in their own personal and professional style,” says Dr. Ross Ellen

Ellenhorn and Psych Garden are pleased to announce the Second Annual Attachment and Addiction Conference: Intensive Emotion-Focused Approaches, October 26-27, 2018. This event will focus on the use of Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy with people facing addictive issues. This is the first-ever training on the combination of this highly effective form of psychotherapy and addictions treatment.

The conference will teach attendees how to use active, focused, experiential, attachment-based techniques to help those clients with addiction issues use their own health and resilience to manage those addictions.

"These frontline techniques are invaluable because they allow therapists to better help their clients faster, while substantially reducing counter-transference. They are deeply rewarding, effective, and authentic, allowing the clinician to work in their own personal and professional style," says Dr. Ross Ellenhom, Founder and CEO of Ellenhorn.

"The primary aim is for therapists to gain a clear understanding of the nature and function of addiction as a coping mechanism, and learn how to transform those coping mechanisms therapeutically so clients can relearn how to use their healthy internal resources", says Mark Green, MD, Founder of Psych Garden, and a presenter at the conference. "Addiction can become a way of managing unbearable feelings, but success and freedom in life and relationships requires that we can really know and use our emotions effectively. We have to motivate clients to do some tough work in therapy, but work that leads to transformation," Dr. Green states.

"Attending last year's conference was very valuable to me and my work. It allowed me to stay up-to-date on new treatment options in the ever-changing addiction treatment field. It is very important to me to be always providing the best care I can to my clients," says attendee of last year's conference, Zoi Andalcio, LMHC, CPT. "The techniques I learned at this conference allow me to do that."

Presenters at the conference include Mark Green, MD, Psych Garden; Steve Shapiro, PhD,
AEDP Institute; and Ross Ellenhorn, PhD, Ellenhorn.

The principles taught at this interactive conference can be easily integrated with any clinician's existing skill set. A strong belief in the Harm Reduction philosophy, as well as a clear understanding of the stages of addiction recovery, are critical components. In addition, both the developmental and acquired neurobiological changes required by clients are essential pieces of this treatment model.

About Ellenhorn:

Ellenhorn was founded in 2005 by Dr. Ross Ellenhorn and Dr. Madhavi Prakash on the idea that psychiatric recovery and recovery of a sense of purpose, hope, and faith in oneself as going hand-in-hand. Ellenhorn provides psychiatric care while supporting their clients' pursuit of life goals and their connection to the larger community. As an alternative to traditional residential settings and hospitals, Ellenhorn is the most intensive program in the US focused on a "treatment without walls" approach to psychiatric needs.

About Psych Garden:

Psych Garden was founded by Mark Green, MD, to deliver the care for those with addictions and psychiatric challenges that we'd all want for ourselves and our families: scientific, collaborative and ambitious, delivered by an experienced, educated team of psychiatrists, therapists, and wellness coaches. Psych Garden meets daily to discuss how family approaches, psychopharmacology and harm reduction can help people transform and live life to the fullest.

For more information please visit the conference website http://www.attachmentandaddiction.com or contact Leah Kogan by email at lkogan@ellenhorn.com or by phone at 781-777-3931.

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