Today we focus on a conversation we had with Mitra Rashidian and Robert Jaffe – regular members of our Mastermind sessions at The Science of Psychotherapy. We pick up some of the conversation we had with them around addiction.
To learn more about Mitra you can find her at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mitra_Rashidian and on social media here https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitra-rashidian-ab9a0018/
You can find Robert here https://drrobertjaffe.net/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-jaffe-b9287914/
And both of them have a radio show here https://www.latalkradio.com/content/heart-2-heart
It’s so good to hear a clinical description to the addictive relationship as Codependecy. When I attempted to bring idea codependency to Australia back in the early 1990s I was told by Australian media and treatment PROFESSIONALS that Codependency is a pop psychology American problem.
I was part of a group of recovering people back then and we presented the first Codependency conference in Sydney. Since then it has grown yet PROFESSIONALS still won’t recognise it as a issue since it’s not in the DSM5.
Thank you for Mitre and Roberts contribution to the filed of addiction for us here in Australia it is still needed. Its good to see SOP is open to this topic and supports the issue.
Over the years I have witnessed clients avoid suicide because we as professionals are hearing them.
Australia still side steps addiction yet the work of Oliver Morgan is hopeful for addiction as an attachment issue. Its is more than a behaviour as Robert mentions yet Australia treatment still in 2020 offers CBT to change thinking and behaviour and as Robert mention it’s much more.