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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

Dallas Free Lecture Series - June 17, 2014

"Staying Connected During Conflict: Using Offensive Behavior To Build Intimacy"

Presented By: Dina Hijazi, PhD

When: June 17, 2014

Where: Unity Church of Dallas, Sanctuary
625 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact: Betty Ewing Dicken, The Meadows
(800) 892-7799 (972-612-7443 local)

The Meadows sponsors free lectures in various cities throughout the country. Speakers include local therapists familiar with The Meadows’ model. Lectures are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

April 4, 2014 (Wickenburg, Arizona) — Dr. Jon Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., a staff psychiatrist with The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, will present his latest research on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion at the 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators in Boston Massachusetts, April 2-6, 2014.

Dr. Caldwell will discuss what mindfulness is and how developing compassion for oneself can aid in healing wounds resulting from relational trauma. He will also present how mindfulness and self-compassion can help people who were mistreated as children find greater acceptance for themselves and deeper intimacy with others.

These topics have been the focus of Dr. Caldwell’s research and clinical practice at The Meadows. Based on years of clinical work in the trauma field, research in human attachment and contemplative neuroscience, and his own personal journey utilizing mindfulness and self-compassion, Dr. Caldwell has developed mindfulness-based interventions for individuals who have experienced childhood maltreatment and unhealthy attachment relationships.

The theme of the 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators conference is “relieving human suffering through mindfulness, compassion, and the return to fullness”. His presentation will include data from a recently published study in the journal of Mindfulness

Following the conference, Dr. Caldwell will be featured on BlogTalkRadio’s program “Hope-Strength-Recovery” with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:15pm (EST). The program can be accessed by visiting Tune into the radio program for an exciting discussion on how the latest research and practices involving mindfulness and self-compassion can be applied to the journey of recovery from addiction and trauma.

Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, PCC, CSAT, is currently in private practice in Indianapolis, IN. She speaks nationally on mental health issues and is featured in several local magazines. In addition, she is featured in regular television segments focusing on life skills to improve one’s potential.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

International Trauma Conference

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 To register visit 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


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