Dr. Shelley Uram on The Brain and Family Dysfunction
One of America's most respected centers for treating trauma and addiction, The Meadows presents a 16-part video series, viewable on YouTube, in which Dr. Shelley Uram addresses topics ranging from the nature of the authentic self to the benefits of Somatic Experiencing.
In the installment titled "The Brain and Family Dysfunction," Dr. Uram, a psychologist and senior fellow at The Meadows, discusses what happens to young children when dysfunction touches their families. In even mildly dysfunctional families, subtle traumas skew child development, and children's survival instincts take over. Children realize that their survival lies in keeping their caregivers satisfied and happy. This focus on the external - rather than on one's own needs - makes it difficult for a child's authentic self to emerge and grow.
In other videos in this series, Dr. Uram shares her expertise on trauma triggers, addiction, and the effects of emotional trauma on brain development.
Shelley Uram, M.D., is a Harvard-trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist who speaks nationally and internationally on the brain's survival wiring - and how it can interfere with modern life. As a senior fellow at The Meadows, Dr. Uram conducts patient lectures and trains staff members. She also serves as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and she treats patients in her Phoenix office.
The Meadows' video series includes interviews with other prominent figures in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning; see www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg. To learn more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for trauma, addiction, and other disorders, visit www.themeadows.com or call 800-244-4949.