Cheryl Grills, PhD, Loyola Marymount University, President of the Association of Black Psychologists
Ethan Nadelmann, JD, MA, PhD, Executive Director and Founder of Drug Policy Alliance
Race, class and culture are integral aspects of any clinical treatment; they particularly impact the treatment of addictive disorders. Just recently we have seen the repeal of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the implementation of Mental Health Parity and National Health Reform. The country is in economic crisis, and we are in the midst of political sea change.
We will examine how these issues impact drug users and problematic drug use, and how they enter into the clinical situation, especially as expressed in transference and counter-transference experience. The conference is designed to help clinicians better address issues of race, culture and politics in their work with substance users.
For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.nyspa.org/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=257&extmode=vie....