5th Recovery Plus
Who: our faculty
How to help addicts into long-term enriched recovery
... is an interventionist, sober companion,
founder of Fisher Associates and head of sales
and marketing at DB Recovery Resources. He
considers his career in business as an integral aid
in understanding and supporting personalities in
the private and charitable sectors.
MHS, LCADC, NCACII, BRI II
… is CEO of New Directions For Women, a
board member of the National Association of
Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and past
president of the Association for Intervention
Specialists. In four decades of experience in the
healthcare industry, she has demonstrated expertise in programme
development, implementation, and evaluation, starting when she was
with Seabrook House in New Jersey where she became vice president
of treatment services. At New Directions for Women, her expertise
focuses on issues relating to women of all ages, pregnant women in any
trimester, and women with dependent children affected by addiction.
CPPD, BACP reg
… is admissions manager at UKAT, UK Addiction
Treatment. He has a CPPD/advance diploma in
humanistic integrative counselling, after gaining
level-3 in counselling at Enfield College and grade
distinction at Westminster Pastoral Foundation
for Psychodynamic Counselling. Michael was previously head of
therapy at TTP/One40. His presentation is on Loving the Moment of
Engagement: “when a therapist or admissions manager witnesses a
client and family accept the necessity of treatment and commit to it".
DR EVA HOCH
... is a psychologist and psychotherapist at
the Department of Addiction Research &
Addictive Behaviors, Central Institute of Mental
Health, Mannheim, Germany. She is the lead
author of Hazelden’s Candis evidence-based
programme for cannabis, helping people to overcome their misuse.
Eva is a university lecturer, a supervisor at the IFT Institute for Health
Promotion, EMCDDA's german National Focal Point, and author or coauthor
of 30 scientific publications. She was the head of the Cannabis
Treatment Research Group and the outpatient cannabis treatment
clinic (Technical University of Dresden; 2005-2010). She developed a
modular cannabis treatment programme in a randomised-controlled
trial which was then was implemented in Poland at a national level.
only master programme of its kind in the UK and supervises MSc and
BSc students relating to public health and substance misuse research.
Daniela has several awards for excellence in practice, including the
Middlesex University Teaching Fellowship in 2015.
BA (hons), Dip Psych Couns, reg MBACP... is
an accredited therapist with over 10 years'
experience. Specialising in addiction recovery,
he integrates psychodynamic, person-centred,
cognitive behavioural, DBT, EMDR, EFT and
biopsychosocial models of therapy. He has
links with treatment facilities in the UK and US, providing assessment,
referral, continuing care and aftercare services. Most of his work comes
from private GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists and other therapists.
... is Emeritus Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at
Keele University, honorary consultant psychiatrist
at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare
NHS Foundation Trust, honorary professor at
Queen Mary University of London and senior
research fellow at Imperial College, London. Her
specialist areas at Keele University include Older substance misusers;
psychiatric comorbidity and substance misuse; psychosocial risks; novel
instruments to measure craving and withdrawal in substance misusers;
decision making in addicted patients; evidence based policy responses
to substance misuse problems, and more. With Dr Tony Rao, she
co-authored Substance use and older people.
MSc DipION mBANT CNHC
... has been specialising in nutritional approaches
to support psychiatric and neurological
health, including addition recovery since 2002.
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based
therapy, which complements medicine and other
therapies. It involves managing nutritional and biochemical factors
which contribute to substance use disorders and other issues, with a
practical, personalised plan for each individual that takes into account
their unique lifestyle and dietary preferences, their nutritional status,
genetic predisposition and psychosocial factors. She practices at the
Brain Bio Centre (www.brainbiocentre.com), which is the not-for-profit
clinic of the charity Food for the Brain.
… is group work coordinator for Lambeth Drug & Alcohol Treatment