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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 00:00

The Meadows Chief of Psychiatry to Present at Gender Matters Conference

John Caldwell John Caldwell

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center announced Chief of Psychiatry, Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD, will be a featured presenter at Gender Matters, Men Matter, a groundbreaking conference presented by Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) at the University of Colorado Hospital. The conference will focus on “Addiction, Men, Trauma, and How to Evolve in Our Treatment for Men” and will be held October 10-12, 2014, at the Omni Hotel and Resort in Broomfield, Colo.

This event is the first national conference to focus on the needs of men in treatment. Topics to be addressed on the conference agenda will include the role of trauma in men’s recovery, the healing of generational wounds, passivity and aggression in men, and many other issues in men's recovery. Also on the conference schedule will be a panel discussion conveying a framework for the development of trauma-informed care for men.

Dr. Caldwell will present Meeting Toxic Shame with Tender-Hearted Presence: Exploring Links between Gender, Shame, and Mindful Self-Compassion. In his presentation, Dr. Caldwell will explore differences between women and men in the experience of shame and the utilization of compassionate presence. In addition, he will offer practical tools for helping people in recovery to meet toxic shame with greater mindfulness and self-compassion. Dr. Caldwell is known for his humorous anecdotes, compelling research findings, and experiential exercises.

“The Meadows prides itself in offering cutting-edge, evidence-based trauma and addiction treatment. I’m looking forward to sharing my research and experience with this group,” Dr. Caldwell said.

In addition to informative presentations by national speakers, this conference will have a heavy experiential component with numerous opportunities for fellowship and networking that include a comedy performance and a golf outing. The conference will also feature Art—Speaking Our Truth a display of creative writings, pictures, poetry, sculpture, and images that express an understanding of being male, addicted, and having a history of trauma.

For information regarding the conference, please contact Ben.Cort@uchealth.org or call (720) 848-2996. To register, visit www.CeDARColorado.org. Registration fee includes 17.5 NAADAC continuing education hours, breakfast and lunch all three days of the conference.

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 contact us here.

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