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Compulsive Behavior Disorders – An Introduction to Compulsive Gambling and Compulsive Sexual Behavior, May 3, 2019!

May 3 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

- $65

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MERCER COUNTY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Compulsive Behavior Disorders – An Introduction to Compulsive Gambling and Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Presented by: George Mladenetz, M.Ed., LCADC, ICGC -II and Andrew Martin, PsyD

Friday May 3, 2019

The Nassau Club of Princeton

6 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

*Please register and pay at the Mercer County Psychological Association website  https://mercerpsych.org/events/list .  Note: Registration is open (see directions below) but help with registration problems will not be available until 4/1/19. If you encounter problems, email Karen Cohen AFTER 4/1/19 at kcohenpsyd@gmail.com

Activity Schedule:

8:15 – 9:00     Registration and breakfast

9:00-10:30      Compulsive Behavior Disorders: Understanding the Hidden Addiction: Gambling Disorder

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-12:15    Compulsive Behavior Disorders:  A Primer on Sexual Addictions

Program Narrative

In this panel presentation of compulsive behavior disorders we explore the nature and treatment of compulsive gambling and sexual addiction disorders.

Brief Description:

Although an estimated 3-4 million Americans suffer from problem gambling, too often this disorder goes undetected even among the best clinicians. Disordered gambling was described by Robert Custer, MD back in the 1980s as a “hidden addiction”.  Ironically, it remains a hidden addiction today, over 30 years later, despite the growth in the field. This presentation focuses on creating a heightened awareness of disordered gambling, differentiating such terms as problem, pathological, compulsive and disordered gambling, exploring etiology, diagnostic criteria, prevalence and co-morbidity.  The stages and progression of the disorder as well as the stages of recovery will be explored along with the concurrent impact on family and loved ones. To further aid assessment, some typical thinking and behavior patterns and views of money that accompany disordered gambling will be addressed.  The increasingly important role of stigma as a barrier to treatment will to discussed as will a variety of treatment resources and intervention strategies.

Just what is a sex addiction. The ICD 11 diagnosis is Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder. In this portion of the workshop, we will consider the fundamentals of sex addiction. Information covered will include common developmental issues for those struggling with sex addiction, diagnostic considerations, and options for treatment.  Specific attention will be given to the various forms/behaviors that fall into this category, the common psychological traits of those affected by sexually addictive behaviors, and available treatment methods for helping this population. Common therapeutic challenges for individuals dealing with this condition will also be addressed.

Three CE credits will be available for this program.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the term “hidden addiction”.
  2. Participants will understand the importance of the “dopamine rush” and “staying in action” as they relate to disordered gambling.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least three characteristics of escalating disordered gambling.
  4. Participants will be able to identify two interventions important for effective treatment of gambling disorder.
  5. Participants will be able to identify two developmental issues common among those presenting with sexually addictive behaviors.
  6. Participants will be able to understand the current diagnostic and demographic landscape for this condition.
  7. Participants will be able to identify common behaviors typically seen in those seeking treatment.
  8. Participants will be able to identify available treatment options. This includes both themes that arise during treatment and options within the field for treatment.

Presenters

  • Understanding the Hidden Addiction: Gambling Disorder, Presented by George Mladenetz, M.Ed., LCADC, ICGC -II

George Mladenetz, M.Ed., LCADC, ICGC -II, has worked in the addictions and mental health fields for over 35 years within the NJ Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services.  George possesses a master’s degree in Counseling from The College of NJ. He has been licensed as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2005 and has been an International Certified Gambling Counselor-II since 2015.  As Treatment Coordinator for CCGNJ, George monitors the operations of 7 treatment providers who serve problem/disordered gamblers and family members. George’s experience in gambling addiction helped him realize the importance of “Having the Conversation” with individuals seeking help for any type of disorder.

  • A Primer on Sex Addiction, Presented by Andrew Martin, PsyD, NJ License #557700

Drew Martin, PsyD, graduated from Kenyon College and George Washington University (PsyD 2001) and completed his pre-doctoral internship at John Umstead State Hospital in Butner, NC.  Since then, he spent 10 years on staff at St. Luke Institute, one of the primary treatment centers for Catholic clergy in the world and has been in private practice since 2008.  Licensed in 4 states, he has practiced in Fairfax, VA, Toledo, OH, and now Princeton, NJ.  Drew sees a wide range of clients across the age-span. Throughout his career he has maintained a specialization in working with sexual addiction, general sexual problems, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship problems, personality disorders, and works closely with several Catholic Dioceses in the NJ area.

Costs: $65 Non-Members, Members $45 (must use discount coupon code: members20); Student Members $25 (must use discount code: student25). Price includes presentation and continental breakfast.

3 CE Credits Available at an additional charge through NJPA

  • CE credits: 3 credits are available for Psychologists at an additional charge through NJPA. Fees: NJPA Member $15, Non-Members $25 and Sustaining Members are free. You must attend the entire program to be eligible for CE credits and complete the program evaluation through NJPA’s website. Directions provided at the workshop.

Refund Policy:

  • A refund is available if cancellation is received 3 business days in advance, minus a $10 processing fee.  If you need to cancel, contact Karen Cohen at kcohenpsyd@gmail.com
  • To receive the reduced Member/Student Fee, you must be a member in good standing, and you must use the member discount code when registering for the event on our website.  If you forget to use the code, you may request a refund of the difference, but a $10 processing fee will be charged.

Registration

*Please register and pay at the Mercer County Psychological Association website  https://mercerpsych.org/events/list . Note: Registration is open (see directions below) but help with registration problems will not be available until 4/1/19. If you encounter problems, email Karen Cohen AFTER 4/1/19 at kcohenpsyd@gmail.com  

Target Audience: Psychologists and other mental health professionals

Level of Learning: Introductory Level, no prior knowledge of topic required

Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support relevant to MCPA or the presenters: None

Proprietary Information: Information presented at this workshop is for the sole use of the registered attendee. Information is not to be shared either physically or electronically with non-program attendees.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodations available upon requests, made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Karen Cohen, PsyD. @ kcohenpsyd@gmail.com.

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

 

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Cost:
$65
Event Category:

Venue

The Nassau Club
6 Mercer St
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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