2008 International Addictions Summit

Hello everyone,

We just want send a reminder about the 2008 International Addictions Summit in Melbourne next 10-12 July.

With over 30,000 international visits to our website and registrations coming in we are expecting a full house!

The aim of this Summit is to Advance Theory, Research, Policy and Practice.

Provocative keynote addresses and interactive presentations will be conducted by renowned leaders in the field addiction:

William Miller – On the Nature of Addiction: Beyond Brain Disease

Carlo DiClemente – Searching for Mechanisms of Change in All the Wrong Places

Howard Shaffer – When is Addiction, Addiction?

Alex Blaszczynski – Pathological Gambling: Versace or The Emperor’s Clothes?

Steve Allsop – Influencing Addiction Policy: The Risks of Swimming with the Crocodiles

Doug Sellman – Addiction: The Price We Pay for Knowing the Meaning of Life

Thomas McLellan – Addiction Treatment: A Failing Industry with a Bright Future

Post-conference workshops

Carlo DiClemente – Addiction and Change: Matching Interventions to the Process of Change

David Hodgins – Fundamentals of Gambling Problems and their Treatment

William Miller – Introduction Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Theresa Moyers – Using Client Language to Improve MI Practice: An Advanced Workshop for Practitioners

Allan Zuckoff – Engaging the Difficult-to-Engage: Motivation, Change and Co-Existing Disorders

More information and on line registration can be found at: www.addictionsummit.org

Dr Joel Porter


Pacific Centre for Motivation & Change, Ltd.