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Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Meadows Masters Symposium

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John Bradshaw, Pia Mellody and Other Pioneers Present at One-of-a-Kind Event

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare hosted its first Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Masters Symposium on December 10-12, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Featured speakers were industry leaders – many of whom are Meadows’ Senior Fellows – and discussed trends in behavioral health. The list of prominent presenters included John Bradshaw; Pia Mellody; Dr. Patrick Carnes; Dr. Claudia Black; and Dr. Shelley Uram. Additionally, James “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS, Clinical Director for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows and Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD, The Meadows Chief of Psychiatry presented topics to the symposium attendees.

“Our vision was to provide a one-of-a-kind, content-rich symposium for behavioral health professionals to learn from true industry masters,” said Patty Evans, Chief Marketing Officer at The Meadows. “The event served as a way for us to give back to all of the industry professionals we’ve worked with over the years and to showcase the important work that we do that truly transforms lives.”

Among other content presented at the full-agenda, one-day symposium geared to behavioral health professionals:

  • John Bradshaw, MA, presented research from his new book entitled Post-Romantic Stress Disorder. He cites current research from anthropologist Helen Fish on three distinct innate brain programs: lust, in-love, and attachments. It is now clear that the in-love (romance) program evolved to help us find suitable biological mates; it did not evolve to ensure long-term relationships.

  • Dr. Claudia Black explored what is most often at the core and the heart of addiction – developmental trauma. Seldom does addiction show itself spontaneously within a family. Toxic stress, ultimately, becomes chronic, and the adverse childhood experiences affect the neurobiology of the family are now strongly ingrained.

Sobriety Chip

Patty Evans presents John Bradshaw with a 50 year chip during the Masters Symposium.

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