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Caron Treatment Centers’ Recovery for Life Webinar Series includes programs led by top professionals from Caron discussing  a wide range of topics. The information and resources presented are intended to provide clinical professionals with the most recent and relevant information, research and tools concerning addiction and recovery, enabling them to promote a healthier lifestyle for their clients.

(Please note that archived programs do not offer CEUs)

Continuing Education for this event is provided by CE Learning Systems, LLC.  For more information please "Click Here"

Upcoming Programs


Transcending the Double Closet of Wealth and Substance Abuse

Thursday, May 2, 2013 |  1:00 PM EST


Previous Programs - Available Archives

*(Please note that archived programs do not offer CEUs)*







Transcending the Double Closet of Wealth and Substance Abuse

The presentation will outline and address the unique clinical and cultural issues men and women of wealth, power and status bring into their addiction treatment. These include the therapist's conscious and unconscious reactions towards people of wealth and the client’s view of the therapist as a servant or employee.   The presentation will include an explanation of tools that can be used in the treatment relationship through clinical vignettes and empirical research.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and utilize transferential and counter-transferential issues that impact the psychotherapeutic relationship.
  • Describe the constructs of wealthism and internalized wealthism.
  • Assess the construct of "the Double Closet" and how it impacts the treatment with people of wealth, power and status.


About the Speaker:

Paul Hokemeyer, J.D., Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Advisor
Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive

Paul Hokemeyer, J.D., Ph.D. is a nationally recognized expert on family dynamics and addictions and one of the nation's leading experts on wealth and substance abuse disorders.   A licensed marriage and family therapist, he is a former attorney, judicial law clerk and law review editor. He holds a B.A. in economics, a M.A. in family systems, a Ph.D. in psychology and a doctorate in law.  His dissertation research, in which he developed the construct of Internalized Wealthism, was recently published by Lambert Academic Press.

Currently, Dr. Hokemeyer maintains a private practice in midtown Manhattan and is the Senior Clinical Advisor to Caron Ocean Drive in Boca Raton, Florida.

Dr. Hokemeyer is part of the Dr. Oz Show Panel of Experts where he writes a bi-monthly blog for and contributes regularly as an on air expert to Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN’s Prime News and others. In addition, he is a highly sought after expert who is quoted regularly in various print media including, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Johns Hopkins Newsletter,, Private Wealth, The Washington Post, WebMD, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Examiner.

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Continuing Education Information:



NBCC - CE Learning Systems, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider # 5951) and a cosponsor of this event/program. CE Learning Systems, LLC may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the content of this event.

NAADAC - CE Learning Systems, LLC is a NAADAC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (NAADAC Provider # 410) and a cosponsor of this event. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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