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Addiction Psychiatry Advanced Psychotherapy Curriculum
Curriculum Overview

This program is curated for professionals in Addiction Psychiatry. Participants will explore advanced techniques in patient management from clinical experts that can be readily applied to real world clinical settings.

These live webinars, developed by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in collaboration with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and  NYU School of Medicine, are a great way to interact with top faculty in Addiction Psychiatry and keep up to date with best practices in patient management.

Course directors for this program are Christopher Blazes, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU, and David Stiffler, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU.

This ongoing program will give you access to relevant & timely content – the 2023 schedule includes:

  • 12-step facilitation and self-help groups for addiction presented by Keith Humphyeys, PHD
  • Update on SMART Recovery presented by Tom Horvath. PhD, ABPP
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Part 1 presented by Lisa Goldfarb, MD and Aaron Metrikin, MD
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Part 2 presented by Lisa Goldfarb, MD and Aaron Metrikin, MD
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy presented by Melanie Harned, PhD

Additional topics are being added.


In addition to the 2023 schedule, you also have access to previously presented sessions:

  • Motivational Interviewing presented by Brian Bosari, PhD, Health Behavior Coordinator and Psychologist Clinician Investigator at the San Francisco VA and Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), presented by Donna Sudak, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Education at Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Narcissism, presented by Ramani Durvasula, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology.
  • Overview of Seeking Safety and Finding Your Best Self: Two models for trauma and/or addiction, presented by Lisa Najavits, PhD, director of Treatment Innovations and adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Learning Objectives

After participating in the live sessions, learners will be able to:

  • Implement psychotherapeutic interventions in clinical practice
  • Choose appropriate psychotherapeutic modality for referral
  • Incorporate psychotherapeutic interventions into training and supervision
Accessing the Live session
Please click on the title of each live session you would like to attend. You will receive an email with a Zoom link and a calendar event for each session title you click on. (Check your spam folder if you do not see an email in your in-box)

You can also join by loggin in, accessing the course, then clicking on the title of the event.

Remember to check back occasionally - new courses are being added!
Target Audience

This program is curated for professionals practicing Addiction Psychiatry. Participants will explore advanced techniques in patient management from clinical experts that can be readily applied to real world clinical settings.

Credit Designations Available per Live Learning Session:
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, participation 
Course Directors
  • Christopher Blazes, M.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Blazes is triple board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and emergency medicine and is the director of the OHSU addiction psychiatry Fellowship. He is a clinician educator whose practice is based out of the Portland VA Medical Center. He lectures widely and publishes on such topics as benzodiazepines, synthetic fentanyl analogues, buprenorphine, and the neurobiology of addiction and recovery. He is currently the principal investigator for a trial studying buprenorphine inductions on patients using fentanyl. He also recently published an article in JAMA Psychiatry describing a new clinical entity, Complex Persistent Benzodiazepine Dependence as well as an article “Reconsidering the usefulness of adding naloxone to buprenorphine”.

  • Jon (David) Stiffler, M.D.; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU. Dr. Stiffler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from The Pennsylvania State University and received his M.D. from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2010. After completing residency training at New York University where he was chief resident, he went on to complete a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University. Dr. Stiffler is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Program Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program in The University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry. He remains an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York University Department of Psychiatry.  He is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $50.00
Credit Offered:
19.5 CME Credits
19.5 Other Professionals Credits
Contains: 14 Courses
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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