Meet The Masters of Science-Informed Trauma Care

By The Fix staff 08/14/17

The day-long events in New York and Los Angeles will allow attendees to meet thought leaders in the field of addiction and trauma treatment.

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Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, a treatment organization that specializes in neuroscientific approaches to treating trauma, is offering an educational symposium for addiction professionals looking to understand the complexities of treating individuals with trauma.

The “Meet The Masters” events will be held in New York and Los Angeles. The day-long events will allow attendees to meet thought leaders in the field of addiction and trauma treatment.

The Los Angeles event will be held on September 15 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Singer and mental health advocate Demi Lovato will speak to the crowd, but the highlight of the day will be presentations by The Meadows’ clinicians. Patrick Carnes, PhD, CAS and Stefanie Carnes, PhD, CSAT-S will speak about the science behind sex addiction. Dr. Shelley Uram will then speak on reclaiming the essential self, teaching attendees to understand which parts of the brain facilitate understanding of an individual’s deepest needs and desires. Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD will discuss how attachment theory can be used to address childhood maltreatment. Finally, Dr. Kevin McCauley will outline the latest advances in recovery management, highlighting how the scientific approach of pilots and doctors in recovery can benefit anyone navigating early sobriety.

The New York event takes place on October 6 at the Convene Conference Center at 730 Third Avenue. Claudia Black, PhD, MSW will discuss treating trauma and addiction in young adults, particularly those with socioeconomic and social privilege. Tian Dayton, PhD, MA, TEP, will present on psychodrama, a role-playing approach that allows clinicians to use the mind-body connection to regulate a limbic system that has been negatively impacted by stress. Dr. Uram will speak about reclaiming the essential self. At the end of the day, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will outline how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, affecting self-awareness and self-regulation.

Both events allow participants to earn six continuing education credits or National Board for Certified Counselors clock hours.

“We’re very excited to present this extraordinary one day learning opportunity to professionals,” said Patricia Evans of The Meadows.

The Meadows has been an industry leader in the treatment of trauma and addiction for more than 40 years. The organization has seven inpatient and outpatient programs in Arizona, all of which take a scientific approach to treatment, focused on regulating the central nervous system and changing brain chemistry. Because of this, the Senior Fellows at The Meadows are recognized as being at the forefront of addiction and trauma treatment.

In addition to having a stellar clinical and leadership team, all licensed inpatient facilities at The Meadows offer round-the-clock nursing and staff medical and psychological teams. Patients have access to the latest treatments, including weekly individual trauma sessions and biofeedback machines to aid in nervous system regulation, as well as additional services like equine and art therapies, Thai Chi, acupuncture, and yoga. Daily 12-step meetings and a chaplain are also available for spiritual care.

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