January 24-27, 2019
The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference in Los Angeles brings the most forward-thinking and effective therapeutic approaches to treatment professionals.
Innovative and cutting-edge keynotes and a forum that encourages professional dialogue and creative treatment approaches sets this conference apart.
I am excited to be presenting on Friday, January 25th at 2:00pm:
Moving from Trauma Informed to Trauma Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach: Addictions treatment has come a long way over the centuries, particularly since the advent of Alcoholics Anonymous of 80 years ago. For the past 2,600 years, Buddhist Mindfulness and the therapies and practices it has brought about have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people. Over the last 25 years, our understanding and the treatment of trauma related disorders and difficulties have progressed, with Francine Shapiro’s development in EMDR therapy. The understanding of the link between traumatic experiences and the difficulties and suffering of alcoholics and addicts have grown. SAMSHA and other clinical bodies have indicated the need for additions treatment to follow the principles of trauma-informed care. This presentation will make clear the theory and research behind the development and implementation of both mindfulness and EMDR Therapy through case studies and anecdotal evidence of how this model is progressing, with recommendations for further research and practice.
CEs available (more info here).
I’m also excited to be signing copies of my newest book Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions in the bookstore after my talk at 2PM.
Looking forward to seeing you there!