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The Essentials of Addiction: A New Understanding for Family Law Practitioners, Forensic Experts and the Court
Monday, June 4, 2012 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

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A symposium presented in two parts (June 4, 2012 and September 27, 2012), in which leading experts in addiction assessment and treatment will provide a contextual understanding of what an addiction is (and what it is not), address common misconceptions about addictions, discuss the types of chemical and behavioral addictions family law practitioners confront on a regular basis, how addictions impact the lawyers, the forensic, and the Court in a custody case, and provide a construct for what we can and should be doing when one or both of the parties are afflicted with some form of an addiction.

Speakers: ALAN RAVITZ, Senior Director of Forensic Psychiatry; Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist, Child Mind Institute; RICHARD BOHN KRUEGER, Medical Director, Sexual Behavior Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; ALLAN M. LANS, Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, Hospital for Special Surgery; Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center; ANDREW TATARSKY, Director, Center for Optimal Living

Sponsored by:
Committee on Matrimonial Law, Michael Mosberg, Chair


Event Location:   42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)