Renowned speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté in the Twin Cities January 27 and 28, 2017!

MNCAMH is now offering a discounted rate for UMN students ($39) and faculty ($75) for DAY TWO (Saturday, January 28) of this conference. Use promo code UMNGMSAT2017 when registering.

The Biology of Loss: A Trauma-informed Perspective In Treating Addiction and Concurrent Disorders
DAY ONE
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Coffman Theatre, Coffman Memorial Union (http://umn.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e8aff8e397fe6b76b388217a8&id=368c4e695c&e=4ed75f8348)
300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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About this Conference
In this full-day conference, Dr. Gabor Maté, joined by Dr. Phyllis Solon, address the interplay of trauma and adverse childhood events (ACES) on the co-occurrence of substance use disorders and mental illness.  They will explore the individual, historical and systemic contexts of trauma and its developmental, neurological and relational impact on people. Such awareness gives us powerful therapeutic tools, highlights implications for practice and aspirations for training. A panel of three community-based agency representatives will share how they have implemented trauma-informed care.

Learning Objectives:
* Learn how early childhood experiences and historical trauma shape the brain’s neurochemical and physiological circuits and initiates substance use, behavior problems and mental health concerns.
* Understand how, in many cases, addiction is self-medication for concurrent disorders.
* Distinguish the social basis of co-occurring disorders in economic, cultural and political dislocation and disempowerment.
* Develop the capacity to foster a therapeutic relationship in which healing is possible and where individuals can generate genuine choice and responsibility.
* Understand the role of harm reduction and trauma-informed care in effective service delivery.

Targeted Audience
Professionals and practitioners working with individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders: physicians, health care providers, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, addiction counselors, peer recovery coaches or specialists, child welfare workers, developmental disability specialists, diversity advocates, criminal justice workers, and allied professionals. Six CEU hours.

Trauma and Stress Across the Lifespan: Attachment and Healing in Childhood and Beyond
DAY TWO
Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Ted Mann Concert Hall (http://umn.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e8aff8e397fe6b76b388217a8&id=ee3658e750&e=4ed75f8348)
2128 4th Street S, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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About this Conference
From chronic diseases to addiction, parenting to attention deficit disorder, Dr. Maté focuses on how adverse childhood experiences and the chronic stress in our lives take a heavy toll on our physical and mental well-being. While the relationship between mental and physical health is often overlooked in medicine, Maté asserts that emotions are deeply implicated in the development of illness, addictions, and disorders. Recognizing stress-generating patterns in ourselves and our environment helps us maintain or regain physical and emotional health. Properly understood, these insights can provide important openings for compassion and self-awareness which are powerful tools for recovery and healing.

Dr. Maté’s engaging examination of dynamics of stress and trauma includes generous time for interactive dialogue with participants.Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, compelling and poignant anecdotes from his own extensive experience in family practice and palliative care to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers us to promote our own healing and the health of those around us.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the linkage between childhood diagnoses, adult disorders and environmental conditions.
* Appreciate the necessary conditions required for healthy human development and resilience across the life span.
* Recognize the nature of stress and its physiological and neurodevelopmental consequences.
* Learn how to apply the principles of mind-body unity to prevent and heal stress and trauma.

Targeted Audience
General public, individuals, parents, caregivers, professionals and practitioners working with individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders: physicians, health care providers, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, addiction counselors, peer recovery coaches or specialists, child welfare workers, developmental disability specialists, diversity advocates, criminal justice workers, and allied professionals. Six CEU hours.

This conference is supported by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Mental Health Division.

For more information, please go to www.z.umn.edu/gabor or see our website: www.mncamh.umn.edu
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