WICKENBURG, Ariz. (March 11, 2014) — The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center is a sponsor and presenter at the 25th Annual International Trauma Conference on May 28 – May 31, 2014, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass. The conference director, Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows and the Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.
The Meadows Senior Fellows, Claudia Black, MSW and PhD and Shelley Uram, MD, will present Trauma and Addicted Family Systems: A Multidimensional Perspective. Dr. Black will explain how adverse childhood experiences and blatant violence contribute to both addiction and co-occurring disorders. She also will explain shame screens, which are created in response to internalized shame-based messages. Dr. Uram will translate this information into simple-to-understand neurobiologic concepts, and how they ultimately impact the family system and most other aspects of life.
Dr. Black is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. She is the author of several seminal books in the addictions field, most notable It Will Never Happen to Me and Straight Talk. Dr. Uram, a Harvard trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She speaks nationally and internationally and is best known for transforming the complexity of the brain and traumatology into interesting and easily understandable explanations.
The focus of this year’s conference is “Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment, and Therapeutic Interventions.” The conference goal is to present current research findings on how people’s brains, minds, and bodies respond to traumatic experiences; how they regulate emotional and behavioral responses; and the role of relationships in protecting and restoring safety and regulation.
For information regarding the conference, please contact 800.844-8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org To register visit www.themeadows.com. Attendees can earn up to 28 Continuing Education Credits.
The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com