Motivational Speaker on Addiction and Rehab

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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. (2017) Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2017) The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Third Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2017) The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Third Edition. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Perkinson, Robert R. (2017) God Talks to You, Second Edition. Black Rose Writing, Castroville, TX.

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

Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, 5th EditionChemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition: is a best-selling comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependent and addicted in a variety of treatment settings. The text shows the counselor how to use the best evidence-based treatments available, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication and 12 step facilitation. Guiding the counselor step-by-step through treatment, this volume presents state-of-the-art tools, and forms and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and to meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.

The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Third Edition:An evidence-based program that uses treatments including motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. It provides a venue for clients to write down their thoughts and experiences as they progress through treatment.

The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Third EditionThe Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Third Edition:An evidence-based program that uses treatments including motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. This workbook walks clients through self-reflective activities and exercises meant to help them recognize the underlying motivations and causes of their gambling addiction and to learn the tools necessary for recovery. The Third Edition of this workbook includes coverage of all 12 steps of recovery. Chapters focused on honesty and relapse prevention as well as a personal recovery plan contribute to client success.

Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery

Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery:

Alcoholics are one of the most difficult client groups to treat effectively. To preserve their way of life, they may lie about their problem or deny that one exists; that is the nature of this profoundly powerful disease. Yet if you can guide each of your clients through their own resistance towards the truth, not only will you be rewarded with starting them on the road to recovery, you will no doubt have saved their life as well. Achieving such a victory goes to the heart of being an addiction counselor; it is the experience of healing on a direct and tangible level.

Treating Alcoholism provides a complete road map for assessing, diagnosing, and treating this multifaceted and tenacious illness. Detailed clinical information on the disease accompanies ready-to-use tools for practice. With a special emphasis on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the author walks you through the first five steps of this established methodology in comprehensive detail, showing how to easily apply each one to treatment.

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:

God Talks to You: Second Edition: God wants to communicate with you. God has been calling you for a long time. You have wanted God to speak to you for a long time. You have wanted to talk to God and get answers back. Here are a few quotes from spiritual leaders who have read the book: Reverend Mark Holland: “After reading Dr. Perkinson's book, I spent several minutes quieting myself, and then I asked God if there was a message for me. “Mark I’ve missed you!” Although there were no words spoken, I felt this message very clearly. I was quite surprised. Daily I was involved with spiritual matters, praying, preaching, and counseling. Nevertheless, I discovered that God was lonely for me.” Reverend Dave Waldowski: “This book and tape do not only “discuss” communication with God, moreover if you follow these simple principles you will “experience” and “hear” God’s voice on a daily basis.”

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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