• March 10, 2023

Free Webinar – What is Addiction?


Webinar TopicWhat is addiction/Signs and symptoms of addiction/Effects of addiction/Awareness and understanding
Date20 March 2023, Monday

10 am – 11.30 am

PlatformZoom Webinar


What are the stages of addiction? How can we identify the signs and symptoms? What are the effects of addiction, especially on the family and the people around? Join Dr David Gates as he explores this phenomenon that affects people through computer usage, gambling, substance abuse and other vices. Through greater awareness and understanding, we may bring hope to those going through addiction.


This is a free webinar offered by Morning Star Community Services. For enquiries, please reach us at training@morningstar.org.sg


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Meet the Speaker


David L. GatesDavid L. Gates, Ph.D., LMFT, CSADC is an individual/ marital/ family therapist with 40 years of experience in the fields of family therapy, addiction, domestic violence, and mediation. He graduated from Northcentral University in 2014 with a doctorate in Psychology. He previously graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1977 with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. He completed the two year postgraduate family therapy training program at the Family Institute in 1983 as well as the two year supervisor of family therapist training program in 1994. He is a licensed marital and family therapist; an Approved Supervisor and Clinical member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy; certified as a supervisor alcohol and other drug abuse counselor. David currently practises at David L. Gates and Associates.






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