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Wednesday, March 6, 2013  6:30 PM

Constance Scharff, Ph.D (TSD, '09) Book Signing - Free Event!
Dr. Constance Scharff, PhD. will be discussing her new book Ending Addiction for Good: The Groundbreaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life. A former addict turned full-time addiction researcher, Dr. Scharff teamed up with Richard Taite, founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center in Malibu, CA to write a book that explores an integrated approach to addiction therapy.

At the heart of this approach is the Stages of Change model, a method of creating psychological change developed by James O. Prochaska in the 1990s that helps move addicts from denial to a willingness to overcome their addiction. Addiction is not presented as a disease, but as a behavioral disorder. And therapy is more than a 12-step program. Scharff, who consults for Cliffside Malibu, and Taite have witnessed incredible results when addicts are treated with a holistic, personalized approach. Their goal in writing the book is to educate people about alternative ways to heal from addiction. Recovery is joyful, not something to be suffered.

Constance Scharff,Ph.D (TSD, ’09) is the Addiction Researcher and Transformative Studies Scholar at Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center, a researcher with the Institute for Creative Transformation, and the world’s leading expert on using ecstatic spiritual experience to maintain long-term sobriety. Dr. Scharff writes for a variety of journals and speaks to healing professionals on helping addicts in recovery maintain their sobriety. She has also traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, and North America, learning how to help individuals evoke life-transforming spiritual experiences and use those experiences to heal addictions and trauma.

6:30 - 9:00 PM
This is a free event.

CIIS Main Campus, Room 307
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional Information
Contact: Cynthia Mitchlell
Phone: 415-575-6278

Contact: Martha Brumbaugh
Phone: 415- 575-6173

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