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EDCAS: Relational Challenges of Treating Problem Drinking Through a Family Member

Date: Mar 5, 2013 10:00 am

The Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service of the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology cordially invites you to conference:


The Relational Challenges of Treating Problem Drinking Through a Family Member


Presenter: Mark R. Edison, Ph.D.


Dr. Edison will present on the challenges of using CRAFT, a treatment protocol that gets problem drinkers to accept help by having the therapist work solely with a family member while almost never interacting directly with the drinker.  While CRAFT epitomizes what's referred to as "evidence-based treatment," no psychodynamic exploration of its process has been published to date.  CRAFT isn't hard to grasp theoretically, but using the model in practice involves relational complications that Dr. Edison will discuss and illustrate with clinical material.


Mark Edison, Ph.D. has treated problem-drinking adults and teens since 1995.  He received his doctorate from the City University of New York, completed a post-doc at The Addiction Institute of New York and served on the staffs of Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.  A former Wall Street executive, Dr. Edison also consults to companies when drinking hurts the performance of organizational leaders.


William Alanson White Institute
20 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023


There is no charge for this evening but seating is limited. RSVP NOW to reserve a space!


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