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Chemical Dependency and Analytic Thought

May 21: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Workshop with Steve Silva, LISW and Deana Schuplin, LMHC, IADC

Saturday, May 21, 9am-12pm

The history of these two fields has tended to set them at odds such that psychoanalysts/psychodynamic clinicians and addiction professionals have not tended to work together to treat this vulnerable population in need of both of their expertise.  We will consider what each field has to offer the other and think about answering the questions:

Are there patients in my practice with addiction that I have not recognized?

What does psychodynamic work have to offer patients who struggle to get and stay clean and sober?

When is substance abuse treatment needed and how best to make referrals to this service?

Do I understand more about addictions and its treatment than I think I do?

Can I understand common behaviors of individuals with addiction that on the face of it are unbelievable?

Learning Objectives:

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Understanding how to identify signs of potential substance use issues and how to approach beginning to deal them.
  2. Understand the nature of addiction and the role of complicating factors.
  3. Understand the function of ambivalence – using versus abstinence and how to work with this dynamic.

Attendance via Zoom.  Link will be sent the day before.

Workshop fee $45 for members, $75 for non-members, $30 for students
Additional fee for 3 CEU/CME $15 for members, $45 for non-members


Workshop Fees


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and (name of nonaccredited provider). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board has designated The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center as Approved Provider RCS109510. This event provides 4 credits of Continuing Professional Education to counselors and social workers only.

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center as Approved Provider 20PO-341019020, maintains responsibility for the program. This event provides one credit per hour of Continuing Professional Education to psychologists.

Interested in becoming a member of CPC?

Please visit our website for membership categories and application at www.psychoananlysiscleveland.org
or contact us at 216-229-5959.

Visit the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center at 2460 Fairmount Blvd., Suite 312, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106


May 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
2460 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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