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The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection:
Group Therapy as a Catalyst toward Sustainable Sobriety

 Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

The theory that addiction stems from attachment ruptures informs how this workshop will explore the reparative factors of group therapy.  Addiction crosses all sexual and gender orientations as well as socio-economic status and cultural/ethnic backgrounds.  The themes of emotional sobriety, shame, nervous system regulation and narcissism will be addressed.  

$99 Tuition


The structure of this workshop is:

  • 90 minutes didactic/discussion

  • 15 minutes Q & A

  • 60 Minutes group

  • 15 minutes debriefing

  • 30 minutes didactic/discussion

  • 30 minutes final discussion/ Q&A


  1. Describe the correlation between trauma and addiction.
  2. Distinguish among the primary attachment styles.
  3. Explain how group therapy helps those in addiction recovery develop more secure attachments.
  4. List three examples of emotional sobriety.

Continuing Education:

Purchase CE Certificate

A CE certificate is issued for a $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the workshop is completed.  Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event.

Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 4 CE units.

MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 4 CE units.

Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist since 1992. He serves as faculty for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course and taught residents in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring program. Andrew has mentored associates in his private practice since 1997. His recent book, It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction (Central Recovery Press, June 2019) joins his workbook, From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was released in 2014. Andrew has a private practice based in West Los Angeles specializing in trauma, addictions and codependency. His website is https://westsidetherapist.com/


September 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CA United States


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