Experiential Dynamic Therapies for Addictions Pre-Conference Workshop
Date and Time
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
25 Flanders Road
Jonathan Entis, PhD
Mark Green, MD
Kristy Lamb, MD
Psych Garden and BOLD Health will be offering a pre-conference workshop on September 25th. Continuing education credits for physicians, psychologists, social workers and licensed mental health care workers are pending and expected.
Working with addictions is some of the most challenging work in the field of mental health. It requires that clinicians balance flexibility, empathy, expertise, and a wide range of techniques. This workshop will demonstrate how to integrate experiential dynamic therapies into addictions treatment.
Jonathan Entis, PhD, Mark Green, MD, Kristy Lamb, MD, and others will use audiovisual presentations of cases to illustrate how ISTDP, AEDP, and other approaches can be modified and applied flexibly to patients with moderate to severe substance use disorders.
Participants will learn about the use of both individual and group experiential dynamic psychotherapies with this population, and how to apply them safely and effectively.
Meet the Presenters
Kristy Lamb, MD, is the co-founder and CEO of BOLD Health, an outpatient treatment facility for mental health and addiction in Encinitas, California. She is well-versed in psychopharmacology, but has also pursued extensive training in intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy with a belief that for many, psychotherapy is an integral part of personal transformation and healing.
Dr. Lamb obtained a BS in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and then obtained a master of humanities focused on philosophy and social theory from the University of Colorado before attending medical school at Georgetown University. She then completed combined residency training in both family medicine and psychiatry at UC San Diego. She concurrently completed a fellowship in community and public psychiatry at UC San Diego and a fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.
It was during residency that Dr. Lamb was first exposed to ISTDP and sought regular weekly supervision with Kai MacDonald and studied with Allan Abbass. She subsequently completed core training with Patricia Coughlin and has received supervision from Tony Rousmaniere with a focus on deliberate practice. Dr. Lamb is now working with Jon Frederickson for supervision of a growing clinic based in the practices of ISTDP. She and her staff are in core training with Jon and receive weekly group supervision from him as well.