Promoting Self-Recovery from Substance Misuse and Gambling Problems with Brief Motivational Interventions

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Workshop presented by Dr. David Hodgins

Sponsored by: Chuck Jung Associates

Date: Friday, May 11th, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: University Golf Club House (5185 University Blvd., Vancouver)

Registration Deadline: May 7th, 2018

After May 7th, 2018 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

This workshop will be comprised of three sections. First, the stage will be set by reviewing research and clinical experience with recovery from substance and gambling addictions, with a focus on natural recovery processes. Recovery without the assistance of treatment is the most common recovery pathway, but clinicians can promote and support individuals as well as re-direct them to treatment if warranted. Second, models of brief interventions, both advice oriented and motivational, will be described. Finally, the basic principles and techniques of motivational interviewing as applied to brief addiction interventions will be presented.  

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centred approach to therapy that helps individuals identify and resolve ambivalence about making lifestyle changes. Didactic instruction, video clip examples and role plays will used. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about natural recovery processes from addictions. 
  • Participants will understand the brief intervention models developed for alcohol and other addictions. 
  • Participants will learn the philosophy and principles of the motivational interviewing approach
  • Participants will learn basic motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Participants will explore how motivational techniques can be integrated into their treatment interventions.

About the Presenter:

David C. Hodgins, Ph.D., R.Psych. is a professor in the program of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. He is also a research coordinator with the Alberta Gaming Research Institute. He is registered as a Clinical Psychologist in Alberta. His research interests focus on various aspects of addictive behaviours including relapse and recovery from substance abuse and gambling disorders.

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

  • Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by May 7th, 2018. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after this date.


May 11th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
University Golf Club
5185 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5
Early Bird
BCPA Members/Affiliates ($173.25 incl. GST) $ 165.00
Regular ($246.75 incl. GST) $ 235.00