The Rise Foundation
Supporting families with loved ones in addiction
The RISE Foundation is holding a half-day seminar on the legacy of shame and addiction in the family system and the devastating impact that addiction has on families. We are delighted to have secured a number of top international speakers, Dr. Garrett O'Connor and Prof. Alex Copello, who are recognised as authorities in the field of addiction.
Frances Black previews the seminar:
Recognised for CPD (3.5 Credits)
Opening Address: Roisin Shortall T.D. - Minister of State for Primary Care.
Chairperson: Rolande Anderson B.S.S. (Hon.), C.Q.S.W., - Addiction Counsellor, lecturer and published author: Living with a Problem Drinker: your survival guide (2010).
Dr. Garrett O'Connor is former Chief Psychiatrist of the Betty Ford Center, one of the USA's leading addiction treatment facilities, and former President of the Betty Ford Institute for Education, Research and Prevention in Addiction. He is an internationally recognised expert with wide experience in the field, and has held senior faculty positions in the Departments of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and UCLA, where he was Medical Director of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programmes at both institutions. He has written articles and lectured on addiction topics in many countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, the U.K., Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, and Nicaragua.
Professor Alex Copello Bsc, Msc, Phd., is Professor of Addiction Research at The School of Psychology, University of Birmingham and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Birmingham and Solihull NHS Foundation Trust addiction services. His interests include the study of the impact of addiction upon families and the development and evaluation of family and social network based interventions. Alex has been involved in international cross-cultural research assessing the impact of addiction on families in Mexico, Australia and Italy. He publishes regularly in scientific journals and has co-authored/edited a number of publications including: Living with Drink: Women Who Live with Problem Drinkers (1998); Substance Misuse in Psychosis: Approaches to Treatment and Service Delivery (2002) Cognitive Behavioural Integrated Treatment (2004), and Social Behaviour and Network Therapy for Alcohol Problems (2009).
Stephen Rowen - Senior Addiction Therapist with The RISE Foundation (Former Clinical Director of the Rutland Centre)
Frances Black - Founder and C.E.O. of The RISE Foundation