Society has lost control. Many in the culture are living in a downward spiral of a new addiction, chasing money, power, success and a wilder, faster pace of life. What is the impact on our understanding and treatment of the addicted couple and family who must live and work in a culture that is out of control? Dr. Stephanie Brown will present her new work on American culture’s addiction to FAST, and outline how all couples therapy must now include an understanding of addiction.
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STEPHANIE BROWN, PHD, is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics, adult children of alcoholics and all addicts and their families, based on her research defining a de- velopmental process of active addiction and recovery. Dr. Brown is the widely-published author of ten academic and popular books on addiction and recovery, including her acclaimed first book, Treating the Alcoholic: A Developmental Model of Recovery. She is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of clinical experience, a researcher, a consultant and a frequent lecturer in the field of addic- tion. Dr. Brown is the founder and director of The Addictions Institute, an outpatient counseling and therapy program in Menlo Park, California. She was the founder and director of the Stanford Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and a Research Associate at the Mental Research In- stitute where she co-directed The Family Recovery Project. A consultant to clinicians, treatment
centers and researchers, she lectures frequently to professional and lay audiences. Her book on the culture's addiction to speed, A Fast Pace of Life, will be published by Penguin in 2013.