The Medication Conundrum: Does It Serve or Inhibit Well Being?January 17th, 2020
11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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About The Presentation
The presenter, Michael Altman, will explore the ethical, psychological, and spiritual significance of using drugs. We will delve into the good, the bad, and the ugly ramifications of involvement with prescription drugs and drugs not prescribed as a treatment modality, and also consider the realms of consensual and non-consensual reality. The presenter will use case studies from his private practice along with an overview of the literature pertaining to using and withdrawing from drugs. All drugs, whether prescribed or illicit serve a common purpose: to change the way we feel. Mr. Altman’s underlying premise will be looked at through three different lenses.
About the Presenter
Michael Jon Altman received his Bachelor’s degree from City College of New York (CCNY) and his Master’s degree in psychology from University of Vermont. He has been a psychotherapist since 1978. In that time period he was employed as the Education Director of the Boulder County Jail, and at the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, serving as an Interventionist in Boulder Valley schools. He has been involved in various pursuits of healing spanning decades. His trainings and certifications include: yoga, meditation, applied kinesilogy, Dreambody work, NLP, hypnotherapy, and Brainspotting. He currently has a psychotherapy practice in Louisville.