This year, Senior Fellow Dr. Shelley Uram and Chief Psychiatrist Jon Caldwell will present at the 28th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders. The conference is a premier training event, offering up to 20 hours of continuing education credit for behavioral health professionals. It is hosted by U.S. Journal Training, Inc.(USJT) and The Institute for Integral Development. The Meadows is a participating sponsor.
This year, a series of comprehensive seminars will spotlight trauma treatment; brain science and therapy; wisdom of the heart and mindfulness; co-occurring disorders; and treating anxiety and depression. These seminars will serve as a forum for exploring complex issues within the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.
Among the roster of nationally recognized speakers is Shelley Uram, MD, a Senior Fellow at The Meadows and a Harvard-trained, triple-board-certified psychiatrist. Her keynote address, Trauma Treatment Evolved, will examine what happens in the brain when a person is traumatized, how this can dysregulate the nervous system and body, and the types of approaches that can help traumatized people get their lives back.
Dr. Uram will also offer a workshop called Psychological Trauma and Addiction: How Do They Connect? where she will explore trauma’s connection with addiction and discuss cutting edge treatments.
Our Chief Psychiatrist, Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD, will lead a session entitled Trauma, Attachment and Addiction: Healing Relational Wounds by Cultivating Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. He will investigate how child maltreatment can profoundly influence human development, resulting in a variety of mental, emotional, and social challenges – including addictive disorders.
For more information about the conference, visit the USJT website.