DRUGS: ECSTASY AND AGONY

WEDNESDAYS:
JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 21, MARCH 14, APRIL 11, & MAY 9, 2018
6:30PM – 9:30PM
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco

WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 21, MARCH 14, APRIL 11, & MAY 9, 2018

6:30PM – 9:30PM

FACULTY: MICHAEL BALA, MFT

15 Possible Continuing Education Credits Approved for MD, PhD, LCSW, MFT & RN

TUITION: $300/$325 (INCLUDES CEUS)


For clinicians treating recreational drug and alcohol users, addicts, and those in recovery.
If the gods have become diseases and there are gods of healing, who and what is present, or hidden, in substance use, addiction and recovery? This evening series will examine what substance using, addicted, and recovering patients may bring into the consulting room. Each evening session will be focused on one of the following substances: alcohol, marijuana/cannabinoids, opioids, methamphetamine, and hallucinogens. Each will be considered from social, cultural, historical, mythological and archetypal perspectives, including organic (brain) and interpersonal (behavior) factors activated during use and recovery. Clinical case material, by faculty and program participants, will be considered.

MICHAEL BALA, MFT maintains an analytic private practice in San Francisco, CA. He teaches at local colleges and universities. He has trained and supervised addiction counselors in community-based organizations. Michael is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.