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I Don’t Want to Work With Addicts!

November 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Held virtually on Zoom

What Psychoanalysis Brings To The World of Addiction

Therapists’ concerns about treating people in the grip of an addiction

Understanding addiction is easy. Treating it is simple. But many of us feel helpless and hopeless when faced with the reality of this condition. Why are these feelings so easily induced? How are we to cope with them? What do we not want to know?

What you will learn (unless you don’t want to!)

Objectives: Participants will be able to discuss the following:

1. Three pillars of connection, and what gets in the way of building them.

2. Roads to burnout and roads to fulfillment.

3. How treating others helps us to treat ourselves—and vice versa.

Yes, I will also tell you what causes addiction, and how to treat it. Piece of cake—except for those pesky induced feelings!


Eugene Goldwater, M.D. Cert. Psya. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has directed several addictions programs and is currently the director of addictions training at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He has written and lectured on the treatment of impulsivity and addiction, and on many other subjects including men and women; childhood and maturation; and fantasy and creativity.

Free or $25 for 1.5 CEU's
1581 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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