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National Addiction Centre Telephone: +64-3-364-0480 Fax: +64-3-364-1225 Department of Psychological Medicine Postal address: PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences Delivery address: 4 Oxford Tce, Christchurch, New Zealand Established by ALAC in 1996 Website: National Addiction Centre (Aotearoa New Zealand)
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5 February 2009 Executive Council Society for the Study of Addiction C/-Graham Hunt Leeds Addiction Unit 19 Springfield Mount Leeds, LS2 9NG UK Dear Executive Please find below a summary of my activities whilst on sabbatical July 2008 to January 2009. Many of these activities would not have been possible without the generous support of the Society’s travel scholarship for which I am very thankful. Conference attendance 29 th International Congress of Psychology 2008 (ICP 2008), Berlin, July 2008 Over 9000 delegates, mostly psychologists, attended this conference. I had the opportunity to present a paper “A Revised Screening Measure for Cannabis Misuse: the Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test (CUDIT)” and had several meetings with a Swiss PhD student whose doctoral dissertation is focussed on examining the psychometric properties of the CUDIT in two large national samples of Swiss youth. Highlights among the many presentations attended included psychological treatment for anxiety disorders (David Clark), detecting statistical lies, shame: conceptual underpinnings and shame- related therapy, opioid treatment in Germany and Austria, alcohol policy: an oxymoron, the
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