Friday, March 16, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Kolmac (Baltimore Location) 
1 N Charles St
Suite 602
Baltimore, MD, MD 21201

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Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers 

Kolmac School 3/16/18 (Baltimore) Carlo DiClemente, PhD 

Topic: Addiction and Recovery: Understanding the Process. Speaker: Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP - Professor in the Department of Psychology, UMBC. This Presentation will explore several current challenges to understanding individuals with substance use disorders. Free lunch provided by Panera and 1.5 CEUs.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the three critical components of use disorders: neuroadaptation, impaired self-regulation, and salience or narrowing of the behavioral repertoire

  2. Describe the difference between different types of mechanisms of change/recovery: change generating processes of change and self-regulation mechanisms.

  3. Describe cognitive and experiential process of change.


Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP - is Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. DiClemente received his Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island.  He directs the MDQUIT Tobacco Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC.  Dr. DiClemente is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and author of Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (Second Edition 2018) and co-author of several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition) and a self-help book, Changing for Good.  For his work he has received awards from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, ASAM, APA Division 50 and the Addictive Behavior Special Interest Group at ABCT as well as a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association.