Meet the Masters is a day-long professional development event featuring innovative presentations from Senior Fellows of The Meadows.


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Sign-in, networking, and continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Presentation by Dr. Stefanie Carnes
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Presentation by Dr. Tian Dayton
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch provided by The Meadows
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Presentation by Dr. Peter Levine

About the Presentations

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Sexual Addiction: Diagnostic Challenges and New Research
by Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., CSAT-S, LMFT

Sex and pornography addiction have become a common presenting problem for today’s clinician. Dr. Carnes will discuss the current state of the field of sex and pornography addiction, including the most up-to-date research and information on diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. The systemic impact on the family will also be briefly addressed, including the traumatic impact of sex addiction on partners and treating the family using a relational paradigm.

Learning Objectives
After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss new research on the etiology and diagnosis of sex addiction.
  2. Discuss the most up-to-date research on sexual conditioning, neuroscience, and sexual dysfunction.
  3. Compare gender differences in porn use and experiences.


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Trauma Time Line
by Tian Dayton, Ph.D., MA, TEP

The Trauma Time Line was developed to give clients an opportunity to place their “traumas” within the context of their lives. Because the thinking mind is not making here and now sense of circumstances that are experienced as traumatic, people can be left with a splintered and disorganized sense of parts of their own life experience. They cannot connect the dots, they lose track of the “when” and “where” and the “how much/how little” side of experiences, and they are left with fragmented sense impressions and emotional memories that have no storyline. This contributes to the constant reliving of unprocessed pain. The traumatized person can never really leave their unprocessed experience behind because much of it is still relegated to a less than conscious state; it has not been elevated, through language, to the conscious mind where it can be thought about, understood, and placed into context. An experiential and relational process bypasses the conscious, often resistant or defended, part of the mind and allows clients an easier entry into their own memory bank. The Trauma Time Line offers a visual picture and an experiential process that allows clients to place their pain into the context of their lives and to recognize how it has affected them over time.

Learning Objectives
After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and observe how a client’s reenactment dynamics were set up and lived out over time.
  2. Identify where a client’s development may have been arrested or gone off track.
  3. Identify the developmental progression of a client’s trauma through a visual context.


1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Spirituality, Archetypes, and Trauma
by Peter Levine, Ph.D.

The treatment of trauma is fraught with many pitfalls and “tight corners.” Generally overlooked, however, is an innate relationship between trauma, archetypes, and spirituality. Understanding and applying these intimate relationships can suggest therapeutic strategies that help to support and resource trauma clients and support the genuine transformation of traumatic experience. In this presentation, we will look at some simple ways to help clients open to, and even embrace, their spontaneous bodily reactions, facilitating not only movement out of traumatic states, but access to spiritual dimensions that support the “deep self.”

Learning Objectives
After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the extrinsic relationship between trauma and spiritual experiences.
  2. Describe how to access these non-ordinary experiences in dealing with the residue of deep trauma.
  3. Describe how to access portals to the deep-self through the spiritual components of trauma.


About the Presenters

For biographical information on all of our presenters, visit the Senior Fellows section of our website.

Cost and Registration

Early bird registration until August 24, 2018: $100 per person
Regular registration after August 24, 2018: $125 per person
Registration will close on October 12, 2018


6.0 Continuing Education Credits or NBCC Clock Hours available.

Please note you must register to receive a continuing education certificate. 6.0 CE credits or NBCC clock hours are available; no partial credit will be given.

  • The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 6.0 hours of continuing education for psychologists.
  • The Meadows is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #5687.
  • This course has been approved by The Meadows, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE. NAADAC Provider #62791, The Meadows is responsible for all aspects of their programming. The course addresses Counseling Services from a NAADAC Counselor Skill Group.