SMART Recovery® Special Event Podcasts
WEBINAR: Dr. John Kelly, Ph.D. on Science & Addiction Recovery Support

SMART Recovery is pleased to present a talk with John Kelly, Ph.D. emphasizing the need for addiction recovery support programs based on science, such as SMART, as well as the science on traditional and other recovery support services. In recent years, the models for addiction treatment and support have seen innovation and expansion beyond traditional options. Dr. Kelly shares with us what the research says about some of the options becoming more available, such as recovery community centers, sober housing models, recovery high schools/collegiate recovery programs, recovery management check-ups, recovery community organizations, and of course, peer support/mutual-help organizations including SMART Recovery.

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, which is the first professorship in Addiction Medicine at Harvard and will carry his name thereafter. He is the founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH.

Dr. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology, a Fellow of APA, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies such as the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); to non-Federal institutions, such as the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Caron Foundation; and internationally to foreign governments. He is also on the editorial board of several addiction journals.

In addition to publishing more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters in the field of addiction, his clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process which has included specific research on the effectiveness of mutual-help groups such as SMART Recovery, as adjuncts to formal care.

He has also served as SMART’s Director of Research for the past 5 years. Additional research endeavors have focused on the implementation of evidence-based practice, addiction and criminal justice, and reducing stigma associated with addiction. John is also a licensed clinical psychologist actively working with individuals and families with alcohol and other drug use disorders.


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Direct download: Kelly_Science_of_Addiction_.mp3
Category:self-help -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

WEBINAR: Dr. Carlo DiClemente on Maintaining Change in Addiction Recovery

SMART Recovery is honored to bring you Dr. Carlo DiClemente, speaking about how people maintain change and ways in which to support that in the field of addiction and recovery.

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, is co-creator of the the Stages of Change, or the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM), which is foundational to SMART's approach to supporting people as they change with regard to addictive behavior. Dr. DiClemente is most widely known for his co-authorship of the self-help book, Changing for Good.

Dr. DiClemente's career-long passion and dedication to create and research a functional, multidimensional and integrated care model for treating addictions has influenced the practice of providers from multiple disciplines. His thoughtful articles are highly cited in the field of addictive behavior. His pioneering views on motivation, mechanisms of change and natural recovery have transformed clinical practice and influenced research in psychology, health and mental health.

He has used stages and processes of change to understand how risk and protective factors influence initiation and recovery from addictions and created an innovative framework for linking prevention and treatment. In this talk, he emphasizes that the locus of change lies within the individual's personal processes, even while counselors, therapists, and facilitators may offer a variety of helpful methods and choices for healthy change.  

Dr. Carlo DiClemente is currently University of Maryland, Baltimore County presidential research professor of psychology, Director of MDQuit, Tobacco Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration. For his work in the addictions, Dr. DiClemente was given the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John P. McGovern Award from the American Society on Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and a Distinguished Contribution to Scientific Psychology award by the Maryland Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association Division on Addictions. He has served as president of the APA Division on Addictions (50) and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2007 he was named the first Lipitz Professor of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC, in 2011 he was named as Presidential Research Professor at UMBC. He serves on SMART Recovery's International Advisory Board.

SMART Recovery was privileged to host this private presentation with Dr. Carlo DiClemente for professionals in mental health and addiction treatment: Graciously, Dr. DiClemente allowed us to record and present that talk, free, as a service to the general public. 

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Direct download: DiClemente_change_09012016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT