Sunday Brunch Series - Substance Use Disorders and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • 06 Feb 2011
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Hosted by Margaret Fichter, Ph.D. Location will be e-mailed to registrants.
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Substance Use Disorders and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy:  Treatment Issues and the Role of 12-Step Recovery Program

Presenter - Patricia G. Rice, Psy.D.

The treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) is often peripheral to the training of psychologists and analysts.  The advent of the recovery movement reinforced this trend when those with SUDs were most often treated in separate “addiction” programs.  One result was that those in general private practice became more reluctant to treat substance dependent patients. This presentation hopes to shed light on how psychodynamic and analytic treatment can address the unique needs of substance dependent patients, especially those choosing involvement in 12-Step recovery programs. Significant focus will be on understanding the particulars of 12-Step recovery and its compatibility with traditional psychoanalytic, relational and other psychodynamic treatments.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to identify major theoretical considerations in treating substance dependent patients in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
  2. Participants will be able to understand important developmental, clinical and 12- Step tasks relevant to the successful treatment of substance dependent patients.
  3. Participants will be able to recognize issues of transference and countertransference commonly experienced while treating patients with substance use disorders involved in 12-Step programs.

Patricia G. Rice, Psy.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She received pre-doctoral training at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and the Philadelphia Consultation Center and School of Psychoanalysis, and completed her post-doctoral training at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital. She has been in the fields of mental health and substance abuse treatment for over 30 years, and her career, in addition to her clinical work, has included non-profit program administration, quality improvement and non-profit management consulting.  She maintains a private practice in Center City Philadelphia in addition to her work with Rutgers University Psychological Services. She has special interest and experience in treating substance use disorders and treating law students and attorneys. Dr. Rice is licensed in Pennsylvania and holds a temporary permit to practice in New Jersey.

11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.  Brunch

11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.    Presentation and Discussion

Hosted by Margaret Fichter, Ph.D.

Location will be e-mailed to registrants.

CE Credits

To obtain CE credits, you must register for a brunch program. CE credits are free to PSPP members. Non-members must pay $40 per program to receive CE credits.

Registration is open to PSPP members and other interested mental health professionals, school employees, or scholars from related fields that are not members.

1.  The target audience of this program is psychologists and other interested mental health professionals, school employees, or scholars from related fields.  The instructional level of the activity is intermediate.

2.  This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for two continuing educational credits.  Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

3.  Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.  Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists.  Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program.  If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.  If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.  Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to Jim Bleiberg, Psy.D., Chair of the PSPP Sunday Brunch Continuing Education Series, (610) 416-4806.

Please understand that PSPP members generously host the Sunday Brunch Series in their homes. This intimate setting requires that we limit the number of participants. When all seats are reserved and registration is closed, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list, contact Jim Bleiberg, Psy.D. Chair of the PSPP Sunday Brunch Continuing Education Series at or (610) 416-4806. He will keep track of your place on the waiting list and if a space becomes available due to a cancellation, he will notify you immediately.

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