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Why Women Want: An Analysis of Addiction in Females - CA

Los Angeles, CA

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October 17
6-9 p.m. 

Betty Ford Center
10700 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 310
Los Angeles, CA 90025

A FREE light dinner is provided. 
2 CEs
Register by October 3.

Join your colleagues to examine why women face unique challenges that affect screening, diagnosis, illness and barriers in seeking—and getting—treatment. Highlights include the biological, psychological, and cultural underpinnings of substance use disorders in females, along with evidence for best outcomes. 

Learning objectives include: 

  • Recognizing the growing prevalence of substance use disorders in females 
  • Identifying obstacles unique to females struggling with addiction 
  • Examining innovative strategies and treatment approaches used to target female substance users and support their transition towards recovery


6-7 p.m. Networking and light dinner
7-9 p.m. Presentation
9 p.m. Q&A

Kristen Schmidt

Kristen Schmidt, MD, MAPH, is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist at Hazelden Betty Ford, assisting patients in their recovery in both residential and intensive outpatient settings.
Dr. Schmidt received advanced training in substance use disorders at UCLA, where she completed a research and clinical addiction psychiatry fellowship. Her interest in addiction psychiatry prompted her admission to the University of Illinois-College of Medicine at Peoria (where she graduated first in her class) and she then went on to complete a general psychiatry residency at Mayo Clinic, where she researched the unique relationship between substance use disorders and hormones. She used this subject expertise to contribute a chapter in The Assessment and Treatment of Addiction: Best Practices and New Frontiers.  




Questions or ADA request? Please contact Joelle Jacobson by email or call 1-310-922-5072.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is approved to provide Continuing Education Credits. The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  The Graduate School, provider #1487, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Approval period 11/22/2017 to 11/22/2020. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for the program.  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hours This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2 CE. NAADAC Provider #77968, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming.  The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy CE:2019-142, CAADE Provider # CP20 975 C 0322, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-160-1119 and CA BRN CEP 16722.  Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.

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