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OCASG: “Overcoming Addictions” Workshop with Dr. Gantman
March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whether it is alcohol, drugs, the internet, or just video games individuals with ASD can be overwhelmed with addictive behaviors. This session will include a discussion of different types of addictions, causes, and strategies for overcoming those obsessions. This workshop is for adults and parents of individuals with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism and/or PDD NOS.
The fee is just $20 per session payable online
These sessions are open only to OCASG members. If you are not yet an OCASG member family, or if you have not yet paid your annual dues, you may join or pay dues, and also pre-pay for this workshop, at this link: www.memberplanet.com/s/ocasg/membership-application
The workshops are held Saturday mornings on the campus of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach.
About Dr. Alex Gantman
Before moving full-time into private practice, Dr. Gantman was a licensed Clinical Psychologist at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a faculty member and Autism Instructor at the UCLA Tarjan Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Gantman received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PGSP-Stanford University Consortium. He received a highly prestigious Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional (T32) National Research Service Award from the National Institute for Mental Health. At UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, he was a Principal Investigator on the adaptation and development of the PEERS Program, an evidence-based, parent-assisted, social skills group intervention for adolescents, to address the unique needs of college age young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and his work has been presented at professional conferences including the International Meeting for Autism Research.