Motivational Speaker on Addiction and Rehab

Addiction Screen

Have you tried to cut down on your use?

Have you been annoyed when people talked to you about your use?

Have you felt bad or guilty about your use?

Have you ever used in the morning to settle yourself down?

One yes answer suggests a problem. Two yes answers is diagnostic.

Information Links

Problem gambling resources

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Statistics on Teenage Alcohol and Drug Use

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

National Directory of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment and Prevention Programs Facility Locator

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Gambling Information

Smart Recovery

Sober Recovery Links

Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum

Christians in Recovery

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Counselor.Org

Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Find an AA meeting close to you

Online AA meetings

Safe Driving Program

Take the first step in recovery

Thriving Recovery DVD's about how joy restores your brain and heals trauma

Acupuncture for alcohol and other addictions

DrugAlert.org

Drug Information

Did you know?

Most alcoholics have their first drink at age 11 or 12.

If you have your first drink before the age of 15 your odds of becoming addicted increase by 40%.

Cigarette smoking takes 10 years off of your life.

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing addiction in teens. Teenagers often get these drugs from their parents medicine cabinet.

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Motivational Speaker on Addiction

Dr. Robert R. Perkinson

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Name: Robert Ronald Perkinson
Address: P.O. Box 159, 1010 E. Second Street, Canton, SD 57013
Telephone: (605) 987-2872

Dr. Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, SD. He is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, South Dakota Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Level III, Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor and Supervisor. His specialty areas focus on treating alcoholics, addicts, and pathological gamblers. He is the author of Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, 2012, by Sage Publications which is the leading treatment manual in the world for chemical dependency counselors. With Dr. Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr. he is the coauthor of The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition 2009, by John Wiley and Sons, the best selling treatment planner and computer software program for mental health and addiction professionals. He has published The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Second Edition 2012 and the Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Second Edition 2012 by Sage Publications. These workbooks have all of the exercises patients need to enter a stable recovery. He has a new book by John Wiley and Son's titled Treating Alcoholism: How to Help Your Clients Enter Recovery 2004 that trains new professionals how to treat patients with alcohol problems. He is the author of the book God Talks to You by First Books, and the meditation tape, A Communication from God by cdbaby, which help addicts make their first conscious contact with God. He is a composer and has completed his second CD, Peace Will Come, music that helps addicts learn the essentials of a spiritual journey. With Dr. Jean LaCour he wrote the Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum, 2004 to teach professionals of faith how to treat addiction. Dr. Perkinson is an international motivational speaker and regular contributor to numerous professional journals. He is the web master of several Web Pages including, www.robertperkinson.com, www.alcoholismtreatment.org and www.godtalkstoyou.com where he answers questions on addiction for free. His biographies can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World.

Keynote Motivational Speaker-Robert R. Perkinson-Many Faces of Mental Illness, Siouxland Mental Health Center Conference 2012, Sioux City, IA

If you are interested in having Dr. Perkinson speak at your conference please email angela@iw.net.

WORK HISTORY:

      1992 - Present: Clinical Director Keystone Treatment Center.
Administration and clinical direction of a 150 bed inpatient
and outpatient adult and adolescent chemical dependency treatment
center. Duties include program development, staff supervision,
diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of adult and adolescent patients.
Wrote the world’s leading comprehensive treatment manual for chemical
dependency counselors.

       1988 - 1992: Staff Psychologist Keystone Treatment Center. Supervision of a forty bed inpatient adult and adolescent treatment center. Duties included diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency.
Individual and group psychotherapy, lectures, psychological testing.

       1984 - 1987: Clinic Coordinator for The Teton County Community Mental
Health Center. Duties included administration and clinical supervision of a comprehensive mental health center.

       1974 - 1984: Private practice in Jackson Wyoming.

       1974 - 1975: Director of Psychological Services for Western Wyoming Mental Health Association. Administration and clinical supervision of mental health services in a four county area.

       1971 - 1972: Juvenile Court Psychologist for eight counties in southern Utah. Duties included court evaluations and treatment of juvenile offenders.


EDUCATION:

Post Doctoral Internship: Under the Chief Psychologist, Wyoming State Hospital

Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology; Utah State University Logan, Utah

Internship: Juvenile Court Psychologist for eight Utah Counties

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, Eastern Washington State University, Cheney, Washington

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

Publications:

Perkinson, Robert R. (2012) Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA

Perkinson, Robert R. (2012) The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Second Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA

Perkinson, Robert R. (2012) The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Second Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2012) Cultural Differences in Gambling Treatment. A Paper Presented at the International Gambling Conference. Auckland, NZ.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2012) Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2010) Children of Alcoholics. Yankton Area Mental Wellness Inc. Yankton, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2010) The Body Brain and Addiction. Yankton Area Mental Wellness Inc. Yankton, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R., Jongsma, Arthur E. and Bruce, Timothy J. (2009) The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition. John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2009) Co-occurring Disorders in Addiction Treatment.  Annual He Sapa Behavioral Health Conference. Fort Meade, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2009) Borderline Personality Disorder.   Annual He Sapa Behavioral Health Conference. Fort Meade, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2009) Antisocial Personality Disorder. Annual He Sapa Behavioral Health Conference. Fort Meade, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2008) A Communication From God. CD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2008) Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Third Edition. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2008) Keynote Address, Barriers to Joyful Recovery. NET Training Institute. Orlando, FL

Perkinson, Robert R. (2007) Keynote Address, The Body and Addiction. NET Training Institute, Orlando, FL.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2007) Keynote Address, Adolescents and Addiction. Montana Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Missoula, MT.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2007) Keynote Address, Culturally Competent Treatment Plans. Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals, Jackson Mississippi.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2006) The Addiction Treatment Planner, Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons: New York, NY

Perkinson, Robert R. (2006) Keynote Address. The New Treatment for Addiction, NAADAC The Association for Addiction Professionals.  Burbank, CA

Perkinson, Robert R. (2006) Addiction Treatment and Recovery. ISAAC International Congress, Egypt.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2005) Pathological Gambling. M.D. News. September/October. Vol 6, No 6. Brandon, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2005) Freedom in Recovery. Keynote Address: National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC). Corpus Christi, TX.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2005), Keynote Address, From Homelessness to Home: The Spiritual Journey. NET Training Institute, Orlando, FL.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2004) Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery. John Wiley and Sons. New York, NY.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2004) How to Get Freedom From Fear, Guilt, Worry Resentment, Discouragement and Loneliness in Recovery. A paper presented to the 18th National Conference on Problem Gambling, Phoenix, AZ.

LaCour, Jean and Perkinson, Robert R. (2004) Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum. Net Training Institute, Orlando, FL.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2004) What to Do with a Patient with an Alcohol Problem. South Dakota Regional M.D. News. March p 10.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2003) The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Patient Workbook. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2003) The Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2004) How to Get Freedom from Fear, Guilt, Worry, Resentment, Discouragement and Loneliness in Recovery.  Eighth Regional Conference for Clergy, Lay Faith Leaders, Congregation Members, Prevention & Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals and Others. St. Louis, MO.

Perkinson,  Robert R. (2002) Peace Will Come. CD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2002) A Message to Parents of Kids Enchanted with Chemicals. Reclaiming Children and Youth. Volume 11, Number 3. Fall p 154-155.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2002) Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Second Edition. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. and Jongsma, Arthur E. (2001)The Addiction Treatment Planner. John Wiley and Sons. New York.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2000) God Talks To You. 1stBooks. Bloomington. 

Perkinson, Robert R. (1999) Teenage Gambling. Professional Counselor. Vol. 14, No 6. December p 12-15.

Perkinson,  Robert R. (1999) God Talks CD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1998) The Chemical Dependence Treatment Planner. John Wiley and Sons. New York.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1997) Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1996) Anger Management, A paper presented to the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Substance Abuse.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1995) Treatment for Pathological Gamblers:
A Step by Step Approach. A paper presented to the First Conference on Problem and Pathological Gambling in Ontario, Canada.

Perkinson, Robert R. The Mystics. Copyright (1994)

Perkinson, Robert R. Gambling Treatment. (1994) A paper presented
to the South Dakota Psychiatric Association.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1994) If State Wins Big in Lottery, People Lose: S.D. Residents Lured into Addiction. Argus Leader. p. 14A. September 7. Sioux Falls, SD.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1993) How to Help Gamblers Get Honest, Work Through the First Five Steps of G.A., and Develop a Relapse Prevention Plan. Seventh National Conference on Gambling Behavior.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1993) The First Five Steps of Gamblers Anonymous.

Perkinson, Robert R. Impulse Control. Professional Counselor. Vol. 5 no. 6, June p 24-28, 77, 1991.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1991) First Light.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1991) Love in the Treatment Center. Professional Counselor. Vol. 5, No. 1 July/August p 37-39. Dearfield Beach, FL.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1990) The Grizzly Control Team.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1990) Communication from God. First Books. Bloomington, IN

Perkinson, Robert R. (1974) Physiological Responses in Initial Psychological Interviews, Dissertation, Utah State University.

Perkinson, Robert R. (1970) The Effects of Breath Sounds on  States of Relaxation, Thesis, Eastern Washington State University.

       Honors:       

* Wyoming Board of Psychologist Examiners, 1982-1985, Secretary
Treasurer, 1982-1984.

 * Board of Directors, South Dakota Council for Problem Gambling,
President 1997-1998.

 * Who’s Who in America

 * Who's Who in the World

 * Who's Who in the Midwest

* Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America

* Who’s Who in Science and Engineering

* Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

* Who's Who in the World

 

  Licenses:

South Dakota Psychologist # 269

South Dakota Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist # LMFT1059

  Certifications:

Biofeedback Certification Institute of America

Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor and Supervisor

South Dakota Chemical Dependency Counselor, Level III

International Alcohol and Drug Counselor

amazon_imageamazon_assoc_imageChemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition This best selling book is used by most treatment centers to treat addiction. It will tell you everything you need to know about treating addictive disorders. Plus it includes all of the tests and exercises for clients that will satisfy accrediting bodies.

 

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The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition: This is a treatment planner to help professionals develop effective treatment plans. Approved by JCAHO and all state and federal accrediting bodies. The most used addiction treatment planner in the world. This can be used with TheraScribe 5.0 to computerize treatment planning.

 

TheraScribe 5.0

Treatment Planner Computer Software: TheraScribe is a computerized treatment planning software that can use The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition and many other mental health modules to develop industry standard treatment plans.

 

 

 

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Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery:Everything you need to know to help someone with an alcohol or drug problem.

 

amazon_imageamazon_assoc_imageThe Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Second Edition:All of the exercises a client needs to develop a stable recovery program. Used in most treatment settings as the treatment workbook.

 

amazon_imageamazon_assoc_imageThe Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Second Edition: All of the exercises a person needs to develop a stable gambling recovery program. Used by many gambling programs as their treatment workbook.

 

 

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that only God can relieve the illness of addiction. Here are a few spiritual tools to help you:

amazon_imageamazon_assoc_imageGod Talks To You: Teaches you how to hear God's voice and details the spiritual path forward. Includes spiritual tests, prophets, prayer, meditation, contemplation and how to find a spiritual friend.

 

amazon_imageamazon_assoc_imagePeace Will Come CD Sit back and let the words and music sink into your soul. Come back often and play the songs over and over again. You won't be sorry. God will teach you many things you need to know.

 

amazon_imageamazon_assoc_imageA Communication From God: A meditation tape that will give you long communications from God. The tape takes you through two exercises where God speaks to you directly.

 

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