EAPA Lone Star

Resilience: Finding Strength in Healing Losses in Recovery

  • 21 Feb 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Stacy Furniture and Design (Community Room 3rd Floor) 1900 S. MAIN ST. GRAPEVINE, TX 76051


  • Pay at Door (First Time Free)

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Guest Speaker

James C. “Jes” Montgomery, MD

Title: Resilience: Finding Strength in Healing Losses in Recovery

Summary:  This presentation will be a review of the key components of both resilience and recovery from addiction, focusing on the essential losses and growth that are inherent in recovery and require the healing of the grief process to maximize healing.  Like all aspects of life, this process has both assets and liabilities.  Exploring the liabilities of incomplete grief in the recovery process can lead to transforming the “darker side” of grief into the motivation for further healing.  Pointers in enhancing this process will be provided.

Goals: On completion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

1.     Define resilience and grief as they are a part of the healing process in recovery.

2.     Describe both positive and negative indicators of the grief process in recovery.

3.     Identify the stages in the process of grief as it shows in recovery.

4.     Identify motivating factors to guide those in a stunted process to move forward towards a more resilient recovery.

About the Speaker

James C. “Jes” Montgomery, MD has worked in the field of Addiction for over 30 years, becoming certified by the precursor to the American Society on Addiction Medicine in 1987 and becoming a Diploamate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine as it formed.  He began a career in Addiction Medicine in 1988, focusing on a polyaddiction model.  He returned to and completed a psychiatric residency in 1995 and has worked in the Residential Treatment of of addiction with a focus on physicians and other professionals since 1996.  He was the Medical Director at Sante Center for Healing from 1996-1998 and 2003-2011.  Since 2011, he has worked as the Psychiatric Director and, now, the Primary Psychiatric Consultant to Pine Grove’s Sex Addiction Program, now named Gratitude.  He has presented for ASAM, the Federation of State Physicians Health Programs, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, AMA, and numerous other organizations on topics related to addiction, process addictions, sexual boundary issues, psychopharmacology and sexual health.


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