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Complex Trauma and Addiction: Impact and Resolution

The memory of trauma is often suppressed through excessive use of drugs or alcohol.  However, this pain-filled inner world will eventually reveal itself when life becomes unmanageable.

A group of nationally acclaimed clinicians will track trauma developing from the womb beginning with neonatal abstinence.  The Office of Children’s Services will describe their parameters guiding family intervention when parents are addicted.

The changes seen on fMRI in the adult brains of those who have experienced childhood trauma is then presented.

Essential insights and foundational truths about wounds, healing, and healers as depicted in stories from classical antiquity, Jewish and Christian holy days, and Native American ceremonies are introduced.

Finally, the trauma of professional training with its practice of self-neglect as a recipe for addiction is explored.

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Providence Cancer Center – 3851 Piper St. Providence Alaska Medical Center, U Tower, Room 2281 Anchorage, AK 99508

.08/26/2016

The Sexual Reawakening Summit – Free Virtual Event Featuring Rob Weiss

Please join us for a free virtual summit featuring leading sexologists, including Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S. The summit, hosted by Dr. Erica Goodstone, aims to:

Help your clients heal their sexual concerns.

Discover ways to enhance your intimate relationship.

Overcome shame and pain from abuse and betrayal.

Take control of your love life and return to passion.

 

June 6, 2016 – June 26, 2016

 

The summit will feature two speakers per day (more than 30 total).

The presentation by Rob Weiss will be on June 10th. 

Visit sexualreawakening.org/robert for more information.

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.06/10/2016
Job Fair Flyer

Promises Job Fair for Program Aides & Rehabilitation Technicians

You are invited to attend Promises Treatment Centers’ career fair on May 20th. This will be a great opportunity to meet leadership from the Promises team with immediate job openings in the Southern California market. The event is open to all candidates, including experienced program aides, mental health technicians, recent college graduates, and psych tech program aides.

.05/20/2016
Athletes and ED: What prompts ED during training?

Athletes and ED: What prompts ED during training?

Please join us for a complimentary networking lunch 
and featured presentation
Athletes and ED:
What prompts ED during training? 
  

with

Riley Nichols, PhD of McCallum Place 


Friday, May 13, 2016  |  11:30AM-1:00PM

Houlihan’s
1085 N. Mason Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Click on the link above to register.

Co-hosted by:

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.05/13/2016

“An Integrated Approach to Mental Health Care”: Panelist Discussion & Book Reading

Please join us for An Integrated Approach to Mental Health Care: a reading and discussion with Sheila Hamilton, author of All the Things We Never Knew, Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness.

Hosted by Malibu Vista

Saturday, May 7, 2016

5:00-7:00pm

Promises IOP

2045 S. Barrington Ave., #B

Los Angeles, CA 90025

RSVP to: brie.rosenfield@promises.com

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.05/07/2016

Sex, Tech and Addiction: The Effect of the Internet and Social Media on Relationship Intimacy and Sexual Addiction

Modern technology continues its generational and cultural influence, as we are all drawn into increasingly sophisticated and immediately accessible online content and interconnectivity. While many aspects of this evolutionary process are both useful and even essential for successful business and social interaction, increasing numbers of clients are also seeking treatment for addictive and problematic patterns of Internet sexual and romantic behavior that simply did not exist a mere decade ago. Today there is little question that problem addictive online sexual activity is costing some their jobs, families, spouses, while also contributing to drug and alcohol relapse. This talk will offer clinical insight and workable solutions for men and women struggling with Internet- sex and pornography addictions, review the status of this diagnosis in the DSM 5, while providing an specific overview of these new technologies that are evoking age old problems.

.05/26/2016

Promises Treatment Centers Career Fair

You are invited to attend Promises Treatment Centers’ career fair on April 29th. This will be a great opportunity to meet leadership from the Promises team with immediate job openings in the Southern California market. The event is open to all candidates, including experienced clinical therapists and program aides, entry level and recent college graduates. Additionally, we are looking for LCSW, Psy.D, MFTs, and psych tech program aides.

.04/29/2016

Please Join Us For Dr. Stefanie Carnes’ Presentation “Sex Addiction: Neuroscience, Trauma and the Family”

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 in neuroscience 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 children and treating the family using a relational paradigm.

.06/03/2016

The Power of Trauma with Dr. Olga Yahontova

The Power of Trauma workshop will introduce participants to a new approach in the field of trauma resolution.  Participants will learn how to use resources of their memory and imagination in structured and therapeutic ways to achieve specific healing results by turning traumatic memories into new powerful resources.
.04/15/2016
Cancelled:  For Love and Money: Exploring Sex, Money and Power in Relationships

Cancelled: For Love and Money: Exploring Sex, Money and Power in Relationships

We apologize but this event has been cancelled. Presented by Debra L. Kaplan, MBA, MA, LPC, CMAT, CSAT-S.  Issues involving money and sex are an inescapable presence in life and become particularly complex when introduced into relationship. 

.03/11/2016