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The Second Yale-Riggs Conference on Partnerships, Parenting, and Family Systems

230 South Frontage Road Hill
New HavenNew Haven, CT 06520
June 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM to June 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Addiction, Partnerships, and Parenting: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives from Research and Practice

Conference Description

The second Yale-Riggs Conference on Partnerships, Parenting, and Family Systems will focus on the reciprocal effects of addiction on family process and family process on addiction. In a series of clinical and research presentations, the conference will explore the nature of sexual partnerships and parenting as they unfold in the context of addiction. Narratives of family process affected by addiction and addiction affected by family process will be drawn from clinical and research programs offered at the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale University School of Medicine. Special attention will be devoted to the integration of psychodynamic and psychobiological perspectives on both addiction and family process. Clinical and research presentations will be followed by an invited commentary and group discussion. Throughout the conference, there will be an emphasis on ways research on addiction can inform clinical care and ways clinical care can inform research on addiction. 

The conference will be held at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut, during the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.  Enrollment will be limited to promote full exploration of ideas presented at the meeting.  Continuing education credits will be available through the Yale University School of Medicine.

Conference Chairs: Thomas McMahon, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine and M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D., Austen Riggs Center

Presentations

Addiction, Partnerships, and Parenting: Some Opening Comments
Thomas McMahon, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine 

Mothering from the inside Out: A Brief Mentalization-Based Parenting Therapy for Mothers with Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders
Susan Bers, Ph.D.
Cindy DeCoste, M.S.
Nancy Suchman, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

Addiction and the Missing Parent(s): Preserving the Dead Alcoholic Father, Substituting for the Absent Mother 
Elizabeth Weinberg, M.D.
Austen Riggs Center  

Neurophysiological insights into the impact of Addiction on Parenting
Linda Mayes, M.D.
Helena Rutherford, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine 

Developing a Right to One’s Life: A Case illustrating Collusive Family Dynamics and Addiction as a Way of Avoiding Loss 
Sharon E. Krikorian, Ph.D.
Austen Riggs Center 

Love from the Bottle: Addiction, Grief and Primary Maternal Preoccupation
Steven Ackerman, Ph.D. 
Austen Riggs Center 

Mothering in Impoverished Communities: The Impact of Social Networks and Basic Needs
Megan Smith, DrP.H.
Yale University School of Public Health 

Fathering is Not Just About Being Clean: Narratives from Substance-Abusing Fathers
Lourdes De Las Heras, M.S. Thomas McMahon, Ph.D.
Nancy Suchman, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine 

From Bodies to Words: Addiction, Abuse, and Transference
M. Gerald Fromm, Ph.D.
Austen Riggs Center 

Working with Fathers: Attachment, Reflective Functioning, and the Parenting of Men
Carla Stover, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine 

Mechanisms for Intergenerational Transmission of Risk: Genetic, Intrauterine Exposure, and Parenting
David Reiss, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine 

Family Treatment: Attachment, Separation, and Loss within the Intergenerational Context of Addiction
Cathleen Morey, L.C.S.W.
Austen Riggs Center 

Family-Based Recovery: Interrupting the Intergenerational Effects of Substance Abuse
Jean Adnopoz, M.P.H.
Karen Hanson, L.C.S.W.
Yale University School of Medicine 

Register now on the Yale website

Registration

For more information contact Alicia Zaludova at 413-931-5230

Intended Audience: 
Clinician

Category

CME

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