UKESAD 2010 PRESENTERS
SIMON ALDERS commissioning clinic
… is a treatment commissioner with the Suffolk Drug and Alcohol Action Team and a member of the Centre for Policy Studies’ Prisons and Addictions forum. His work involves a multi-skilled approach to an enhanced assessment of need, providing access to treatment and psychosocial services pre- and post- specialist prescribing, engaging all agencies in the delivery of a treatment journey, supporting clients into abstinence according to need and monitoring and evaluating effectiveness.
ANNIE BENNETT love addiction
… is one of the UK’s foremost psychotherapists specialising in love addiction. Her work has featured across the media, particularly her book, The Love Trap, about breaking free from love addiction. She is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, is listed with UK Registered Counsellors, and has a diploma in counselling therapy. Annie is also a recognised provider for health insurance companies such as BUPA. She founded her Harley Street practice in 2004, after working at some of the world’s leading centres for addiction therapy, including as visiting therapist at the US Meadows Centre for Trauma and Addiction. Her integrative methods draw on cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred counselling, family systems and experiential approaches.
JAMES BROKENSHIRE, MP political context
… was elected to serve Hornchurch & Rainham as the Member of Parliament in May 2005. In November 2006, he was appointed to the Conservative front bench as a shadow Home Affairs minister. He had previously served as a member of the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee. Before entering parliament, James was a partner at a large international law firm where he advised businesses and financial institutions on company law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance deals. As shadow minister for crime reduction, he is responsible for helping to develop Conservative policy on drug crime, knife/gun/gang crime, antisocial behaviour, fraud and online crime.
GILLIAN BRIDGE resilience
… is an expert in the brain, language and behaviour, with unique insight into the neurobiological similarities between addiction, autism and criminality. She developed executive training tools based on similar principles, training CEOs of major international organisations, and their teams. Gillian has also taught on the English Speaking Board’s Communication Skills courses in prisons and discovered the potency of these in empowering prisoners to make healthier choices for their future lives. She sees language as pivotal to nurturing good mental health, and a major foundation stone of resilience. With a diploma in addiction therapy and in english, Gillian is an associate member of BACP, working in Harley Street. She is author of Stop Smoking and Discover your inner sloth; she is writing a book on Resilience.
DEIRDRE BOYD introduction
… is cofounder/organiser of Ukesad and the Unity Group, and CEO of the Addiction Recovery Foundation. She is editor of Addiction Today, and author of Addictions: Your Questions Answered, printed in seven languages, as well as mental-health charity Mind’s booklet Understanding addiction/dependency. She is a member of the Centre for Policy Studies’ Prisons and Addictions think-tank, of the Recovery Academy and of the Recovery Group. She participated in the dti’s Office of Science & Technology project on Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs, forecasting the next two decades. She gave evidence on treatment for the government Select Committee on Cocaine, to be published in early 2010. She was a trustee of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics UK. In 2006, ICAA awarded her the Dr Vincent Bakeman memorial award for Outstanding Community Service.
TOM BRUCE accreditation
… is a therapist at Castle Craig Hospital and has been responsible for introducing the ICADC – International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor – ‘gold standard’ accreditation to the UK.
DAVID BURROWES, MP political context
… is Shadow Minister for Justice and Member of Parliament for Enfield, Southgate, after a career as a solicitor specialising in criminal law. He was a member of the Public Administration Select Committee and has served on several Select Committees. He is particularly interested in the policy areas of drugs and alcohol, the criminal justice system, family policy, international human rights and the voluntary sector. David spent 18 months as deputy chairman of the Conservative Social Justice Policy Group’s Addictions Working Party. This group took evidence from those who work in addiction treatment or have been addicts themselves and published findings as a review for the Conservative Party.
MAUREEN CANNING MA, LMFT sexual compulsivity
… is clinical consultant for The Meadows and Dakota, and has extensive experience working with sexual disorders. She was a board member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health and president of the Arizona Council on Sexual Addiction. Maureen’s clinical experiences include intensives, individual/couples/family counselling and interventions. She is a Level II EMDR-trained therapist and a certified hypnotherapist. Her clinical approach includes the exploration and healing of sexual templates and underlying trauma. Maureen is author of Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy.
ROSEMARY CLOUGH self care, avoiding burnout
… is one of the few Board Registered Interventionists in the UK. A popular and highly regarded therapist, she is an effective supervisor of professional and specialist teams, was part of the founding team of Employee Assistance programmes in the UK for Control Data, and provided counselling services to Cargill UK plc, Conoco and DuPont for 15 years.
MAX COHEN BA CIP PSYCH COUNS, NCAC, MBCAP selfcare
… is a psychotherapist and supervisor with over 20 years’ experience, and an addictions trainer at a London university. He integrates psychodynamic, person centred, cognitive behavioural, EMDR, EFT and biopsychosocial models of therapy. His specialities include anxiety and mood disorders, anger/self esteem/confidence issues and food disorders as well as addictions and behavioural dependencies.
OSCAR D’AGNONE MD, MRCPSYCH reaching doctors
… is medical director of the Linwood Group of treatment centres, moving there from his role as clinical director for all CRI services, responsible for 6,248 patients assessed and admitted across 12 CRI clinics, 14 doctors and 49 nurses. He is a member of the Specialist Clinical Addiction Network, Society for Study of Addictions, international Member of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the World Psychiatric Association and founder member of the Latin American College of Psychopharmacology. He was senior secretary of the Section Education and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association, academic coordinator of the Harvard Medical International–ICONO joint programme, scientific adviser for Argentine’s National Secretary of Drug Related Programmes/SEDRONAR.
ED DIEHL group therapy
… is president/CEO of Seabrook House, the largest private non-profit chemical dependency treatment organisation in southern New Jersey. He was given the 2009 ACATA Administrator of the Year award at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Annual Leadership Conference. Ed began his career in 1976 with the establishment of a social detoxification programme for indigents in Atlantic City; in 1977, he joined Seabrook House. Working first as a certified alcoholism counsellor, he moved to the community relations department, establishing outreach programmes, developing operations manuals and liaising between licensing and accreditation authorities. He was chair of NAATP, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, until 2009. Ed has been in recovery from chemical dependency for over 35 years.
PROFESSOR CARLTON ERICKSON neurochemistry
… is the Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology and director of the Addiction Science Research & Education Center in the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas. He is an active researcher and science educator who believes that new research on addictions can be successfully transmitted to non-scientists who need such information. He is an associate editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He is co-author of Hazelden booklet Your Brain on Drugs, and of Drugs, The Brain & Behavior, published by Haworth Medical Press. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications, and is an expert on the relationship between addiction neurobiology and the recovering community.
DAVID FINNEY workforce | accreditation
… is an independent consultant with a wealth of experience within UK government circles. David was the policy lead for substance-misuse services in the Commission for Social Care Inspectorate, and developed the Guidance for Inspectors of substance misuse services. He currently trains treatment services in how to pursue excellence in their service delivery as well as providing individual consultancy services.
LEE FITZGERALD CADCI mindfulness | dual diagnosis
… is director of clinical outreach at Promises Malibu, which she joined after being a successful entrepreneur with her own marketing company in LA. “I wanted to work in the recovery field – when I learned the Promises philosophy, I thought this position fell out of the sky for me.”
REBECCA FLOOD MHS, LCDC, NCACII, BRI II interventions
… is president of the Association of Intervention Specialists and CEO of New Directions for Women, which treats both women and women with dependent children. With over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, Becky has demonstrated expertise in programme development, implementation and evaluation. She was previously vice president of treatment services for Seabrook House in New Jersey, which offers residential treatment programmes and specialised treatment for women, adolescents and others with co-occurring disorders. Becky earned her Masters degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
PHILIP FOX matinee play – relapse prevention
… is an actor, director, experienced facilitator and founder of the Outside Edge Theatre company which brings addiction-related issues to the public stage as well as customising performances for addiction-treatment centres and their recovering clients. He is photographed here with some of his cast.
JOHN FRIEL emotional competency
… is an international speaker and trainer, and has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. John is on the board of the Nevada State Psychological Association and is an adjunct assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Nevada. He and his wife Linda are best-selling authors of Adult Children: The Secrets Of Dysfunctional Families, An Adult Child’s Guide To What’s ‘Normal’, The 7 Worst Things (Good) Parents Do and The 7 Best Things (Happy) Couples Do. They offer a 3.5-day ClearLife Clinic at Las Vegas Recovery Center.
SARAH GRAHAM lgbtqq+i
… is a counsellor, auricular acupuncturist, drugs and addictions expert. After completing her Foundation in person centred counselling at East Surrey College, she worked at two of Priory Healthcare’s residential rehabs. Sarah was awarded the Priory Professional Addiction Therapy Diploma, then moved to the charity In-volve to help set up Respond, its joint adult service with the NHS. She pioneered a successful holistic stimulant drugs service and this led to being asked to sit on the ACPO Meth and Precursors Working Group. She is recognised as a leading authority on substance misuse by children and young adults but is particularly noted for her campaigning work for and with gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning and intersex individuals.
KEVIN GRIFFIN mindfulness
… is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps and God, Buddha, and the Path of Recovery. He is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. He trained with the leading western Vipassana teachers, among them Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Ajahn Amaro. Kevin teaches in buddhist centers, treatment centers, professional conferences, and academic settings. After getting sober in 1985, he earned his BA from UC Berkeley and MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine. He began teaching meditation in 1996. Before he found Buddhism, Kevin was a rock guitarist with a band called Zzebra; he still plays and writes music.
ANDREW GRIFFITHS policy | continuum of care
… is chief of staff to the chairman of the Conservative Party, Eric Pickles MP, and is a Conservative parliamentary candidate for Burton & Uttoxeter at the next General Election. He previously worked with Theresa May MP and Hugo Swire MP. Before entering politics, he worked for the family-run engineering business in the West Midlands. He actively supports the Recovery Group which lobbies for equitable addiction treatment for all who require it.
Dr ANDREA GRUBB-BARTHWELL MD, FASAM doctors
… is director of the unique Two Dreams Outer Banks treatment centre. She is respected as a leading addiction medicine physician and is a former president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. From 2002-2004, Andrea served as deputy director for Demand Reduction in the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In 2003, the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse awarded her the prestigious Betty Ford Award for lifetime contributions to the field of addiction medicine. Her peers also named her one of the “Best Doctors in America” in addiction medicine in 1997. She is a trustee of the Addiction Recovery Foundation, which organises UKESAD.
STEVE HAMER OBE FRSA gradualism
… is CEO of Compass harm-reduction services. First a teacher, Steve entered the social care field in 1977, working with single, homeless people in London before joining Cranstoun, a residential rehabilitation programme for drug misusers in 1979. After two years at Cranstoun and then two years teaching English in Sudan, he returned to the drugs field in 1983 to open the Parole Release Scheme, the UK’s first dedicated resettlement service for drug using prisoners. Since joining Compass in 1986 as its first employee, Steve has guided the organisation to become one of the UK’s leading drug treatment providers. He has an MA in Social Policy. In 2005, Steve was awarded an OBE in the Queen´s Birthday Honours.
NANCY JARRELL MA, LPC, EAP childhood trauma
… is clinical director of Sierra Tucson treatment centre. With a master’s degree in counselling/psychology, Nancy is a licensed professional counsellor and a trained equine-assisted psychotherapist, incorporating Imago theory. She founded The Lacey Jarrell Foundation after the unexpected loss of her 16-year-old daughter. She will soon have a book published about her grief process, The Loss of Lacey. Nancy has counselled thousands of individuals and families over the years addressing issues around addictions, trauma, mood disorders, traumatic grief, PTSD/post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental-health issues.
GAIL JONES offenders
… is director of research and development at Rapt, the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners trust. She has a Msc in health psychology and a post-graduate diploma in counselling. She was involved in the development of the Carat service in England and has overseen a 12-step treatment programme for young offenders at Aylesbury Youth Offenders Institution.
DR JACK KUO mindfulness | dual diagnosis
… completed his addiction psychiatry training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He began working in chemical dependency as a volunteer outreach worker for homeless teens in Waikiki, then did residential counselling for at-risk youth as well as homeless mentally-ill people at a transitional living programme, then community health outreach in HIV prevention, education and needle-exchange programmes with IV drug users. Dr Kuo taught a course titled Biological Perspectives on Co-occurring Disorders for UCLA. He was awarded scholarships by, among others, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Association of Addiction Psychiatry, National Institute of Drug Abuse, American Psychiatric Association. He has been on the CSAM education committee since 2007 and was director of the ASAM exam preparation track for CSAM.
BRAD LAMM BRI-I, CAI change the person you love
… has been helping literally thousands of people to get sober and stay sober for years. Highly motivated and with long-term sobriety himself, he is a board-registered interventionist, a teacher and speaker, and founder of Intervention Specialists. Previously a news anchor, his TV work today centres on his family systems work and teaching people how to begin change in their own lives, and the lives of those they love. Brad’s Change seminars bring the topic worldwide. St Martin’s Press will publish his book, How to Change Someone You Love, in 2010.
ANTHONY MASSOURAS UKESAD committee
… is founder and owner of Mimosa Healthcare Group, which offers acute and sub-acute care services and is the UK premier provider of training in its field. It includes the Linwood Group of residential treatment services for alcohol dependence. In 2007, Anthony succeeded Lord Mancroft as chairman of the Addiction Recovery Foundation charity, publisher of Addiction Today and organiser of Ukesad. He is also a member of the government’s Ambassador Apprenticeship Network and a Management Committee member of the Adult Learning & Skills Council.
JAMES McDERMOTT service user groups
… is a founding member of from RIOT: Recovery Is Out There, the only abstinent service-user group in the UK. Supported by BAC O’Connor treatment centre, he has appeared in the media, recalling his journey from addiction to recovery. From prison and overdoses, James shows people in the tier system that recovery is achievable for all and is “everything you dream of”. He and other RIOT members tour the country and visit conferences to advocate that abstinence rehabilitation and recovery are on the menu of treatment/commissioning choice.
LYNN McKNIGHT LPC/S, MAC, CCS, ATR-BC motivational interviewing
… is the clinical director of the 32-bed residential alcohol/drug treatment centre and 15-bed halfway house at Crossroads’ Antigua, a Forbes top 10 inpatient treatment centre with a worldclass renewal centre for alumni, AOD professionals and leaders in the treatment field. Her specialties are training, staff development, supervision and implementation of clinical best practices. She is an international speaker in art therapy and addictions, clinical supervision, and motivational interviewing.
JEANETTE MILLER working with drink-driving charges
… is senior and managing partner at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, one of the UK’s few firms specialising solely in defending drivers facing prosecution for motoring offences. She is also founding CEO & president of the Association of Motor Offence Lawyers. Uniquely, she refers clients to addiction treatment where she feels it is appropriate.
ED MITCHELL personal stories, interviews
… is editor of InExcess TV. He has interviewed hundreds of top financial and political figures, having worked in journalism for 30 years with some of the world’s most respected news organisations including Reuters, the BBC, ITN, Channel Four and CNBC. He was regularly on News at Ten, Budget programmes and breakfast TV. His career then took a rockier course. Redundancy, dozens of short term jobs, mounting debt problems, alcoholism, divorce and bankruptcy led to homelessness and sleeping rough on Hove seafront. A quirk of fate got him into rehab and on to the path of recovery – a story covered in the ITV documentary Saving Ed Mitchell, which attracted huge audiences.
DAVE MULVANEY UKESAD committee
… is part of the senior management team at the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners’ trust (Rapt). He trained as an addictions counsellor with Clouds and King’s College University London to post-graduate level. He has over 15 years’ experience of frontline service delivery, development, management and training, starting as a social-work team manager at a drug-crisis intervention centre serving 33 London boroughs, then developing services for BME crack users, and evidence- and outcome-based relapse prevention & aftercare programmes. He is a trustee of the Addiction Recovery Foundation charity, which organises UKESAD.
NIELS OLSEN europe/scandinavia/middle east round table
… is, with his brother Jorgen, a danish rock/pop music duo who have performed with the Kinks, among others. They have released 12 albums, the latest with Cliff Richard. They won the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest 2000 with Fly on the Wings of Love. Niels has also qualified as a psychotherapist and is partnering Ukesad to stage a scandinavian symposium.
KARRIM RAHMAN BA(HONS), DTC, CRW, LCSP(PSYS), APBMD, CRZ massages
… is a remedial therapist, using therapeutic massage and manipulation, reflexology, Tui Na, counselling and relaxation techniques, including for sports/joint injuries. He first qualified in law and his early career was in local government, then social work. He qualified in remedial massage in 1993; this involves deep-tissue techniques to assist the client’s body to return to normal functioning. Deep-seated tension can be released, deposits and scar tissue broken down, and nerves freed, clearing pain.
DAVID ROSENKER adolescents
… is consultant to Foundations Recovery Network, having previously been executive vice president of business development at Caron treatment centres. With 34 years’ experience in chemical dependency, the first 15 with adolescents, David has extensive expertise in adolescent and adult treatment, adolescent development, family education, student assistance, youth tobacco cessation as well as other prevention and treatment models. He designed and implemented community and professional training programmes, and supervised all Caron clinical services.
KEN SEELEY BRI-II, RAS, CNDAI interventions
… is best known for his starring role in A&E TV’s popular Interventions series. He is a board-registered interventionist, registered addiction specialist and certified national drug & alcohol interventionist. Founder and CEO of Intervention 911, Ken has been involved in the recovery community for over 17 years; he has been clean and sober since 1989. His success rate as an interventionist means he is often asked to provide drug intervention training for addiction and mental health professionals. He has just authored Face It and Fix It, based on his toughest interventions.
Dr RICHARD SEELY MD neurobiology of recovery
… is board-certified in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University and received his medical degree at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr Seely completed his residency at the University of Miami. He serves as a consultant to Florida’s Physicians Recovery Network, Lawyers Assistance programme, Intervention Project for Nurses, national football League and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr Seely is the medical director at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach County, Florida.
JOHN SOUTHWORTH CADC interventionism
… has worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over 40 years. He began his career as a licensed DUI evaluator. After receiving his CADC in 1984 from Naadac and IC&RC, he provided inpatient and outpatient counselling for groups and individuals, then interventions which “help people help others”. John has led hundreds of successful interventions and is a preferred interventionist for many treatment centres. He trains school employees, local communities, doctors, nurses and other professionals in drug awareness and recovery. In 1993, John became programme coordinator for the Physician Recovery Network in Idaho; in 1996, he became its programme coordinator for recovering nurses. He then founded Southworth Associates which implements similar programmes for Idaho professional bodies such as the Lawyers Assistance Program and Program for Recovering Dental Professionals.
MIKE TRACE offender issues
… is CEO of Rapt, the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners’ trust. Before leaving the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2003, he was director of performance at the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, and was the deputy UK ‘drug czar’ 1997-2001. For two years, he was chair of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.
JOHN TROLAN BA(HONS), MSC gradualism
… is clinical manager with Nelson Trust, an abstinence-based rehabilitation unit in Gloucestershire, which actively engages with harm-reduction agencies, statutory and nonstatutory, in working towards the goals of the Models of Care framework. Its treatment programme includes housing resettlement and employment, training and education.
STEPHEN K VALLE SCD, MBA accountability model
… is is president of AdCare Criminal Justice Services in Massachusetts. He has been a leader in the alcohol, drug and mental-health field for over 25 years, helping to create innovative treatment programmes for hospitals, addiction treatment centres and criminal justice settings. A licensed psychologist and certified addictions counsellor, he was president of the National Commission for the Accreditation of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor Credentialing Bodies, receiving awards for this work. He is author of Alcoholism Counseling: Issues for an Emerging Profession, editor of Drunk Driving in America: Strategies & Approaches to Treatment and was associate editor of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. He created Accountability Training®, a high-outcomes treatment model for substance-abuse offenders.
JEFF WILBEE CAE international accreditation
… is immediate past president of IC&RC, the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. He is responsible for the worldwide development of IC&RC professional accreditation. With over 30 years’ experience in addictions and community corrections, he brings to the podium knowledge, passion and a professional speaking style.
GEORGE WILLIAMS InExcess TV
… is founder and CEO of InExcess Television – see some of its activities on opposite page. George describes himself as having had a “heavyweight drink problem” and, in seeking his own recovery, has put a human face to addiction, breaking down stigma. He inspires people who are suffering, and connects families, friends and carers who need support.
MATTHEW WOLF group therapy
… oversees admissions, marketing, community relations, business development, medical records, support services and more as vice president of business operations at Seabrook House, the largest private non-profit chemical dependency treatment organisation in southern New Jersey. In his 21+ years with the organisation, Matt has served as a helpline counsellor, director of admissions and director of business development. In 2009, Matt celebrated 25 years in recovery from chemical dependency.
ROWDY YATES cutting-edge, proven techniques
… is senior research fellow – Scottish Addiction Studies, Deptartment of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling in Scotland.