Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

Recorded on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

This webinar is sponsored by Loperamide Safety.


There has been recent emphasis on the role of beliefs, motivation, and medication in the treatment of disorders, including substance use disorder and gambling disorder. This session examines the role of emotion in the development and maintenance of these disorders, as well as the role of emotions in treatment. As we move toward medical models of treatment, this discussion considers the heart of emotions and therapeutic alliance as central parts of the change process to establish freedom from the harmful behavioral processes and attainment of long-term recovery.


Kenneth J. Martz, PsyD, CAS, is a licensed psychologist and Director of Legislative Policy and Advocacy for Gaudenzia Foundation. He has worked in treatment and management of special populations including substance use disorder and gambling disorder treatment for the past 25 years. He was formerly the Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Martz has a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. He is credited with a dozen publications, most recently, the international bestsellers Manage my Emotions: What I Wish I’d Learned in School about Anger, Fear and Love, as well as Manage My Addiction: What I Wish I'd Learned in School about Substance Use Disorder and Addiction Recovery. He has presented over 100 local, national, and international presentations on addictions.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify the role of emotions in the development, maintenance, and resolution of substance use disorder and gambling disorders.
  • Participants will be able to identify the role of five key emotions including fear, anger, and grief.
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of emotions in deepening the therapeutic alliance.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Polls and Q&A.


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This course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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