The Menninger Clinic is pleased to jointly present the 2022 Shifting the Addictions Paradigm Conference with Ellenhorn on April 1 in Los Angeles.


The continuing education event will be held in person at the Skirball Cultural Center and virtually via Zoom.


About the Conference

In the four years since the Shifting the Addiction Paradigm conference began with a focus on attachment and addictions, there have been massive changes in the field of problematic habits. Indeed, "harm reduction," a term that was considered practically taboo when the inaugural conference was held in 2017, is increasingly being permitted space in the language of addictions treatment; harm-reduction clinicians are being offered room to speak at more "traditional" treatment conferences; and an ever-growing number of programs are adding elements of the approach to their work.


Believe it or not, even the notion that problematic habits might have roots in issues of early attacment was only a burgeoning concept back then — contrast that alone with our present focus on trauma and attachment trauma and you grasp the massive shift. As the paradigm shift continues in the area of problematic habits, it is the goal of the 2022 conference to bring together experts at the vanguard of new humanistic and noncoercive forms of care who will help keep this enlightening, liberating endeavor on course.


Continuing Education

Five and one-half (5.5) contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Addictions professionals
  • Licensed professional counselors