This workshop begins with a step back to examine the nature and history of addiction, before delving more deeply into its dynamics of its reward system, the neurobiology of addiction and the various flavours of addiction that present in the therapist’s waiting room. Then it proceeds into more current ideas in the field, including the work of Patrick Carnes on sex addiction and Addiction Interaction Disorder, which gives life to the emerging ideas about the fabric of addictive compulsions and how they are expressed in multiple addictions. Keen also provides guidance to the assessment of addictions and illustrates the web of her understanding of addiction with a range of case examples.

The workshop will cover:

The cost of the workshop is R520 per attendee and is accredited for 4CPD points.

For more details download brochure here: Helen Keen workshop brochure

Hooked: Understanding and treating addiction