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Join the premier experts on trauma and addiction treatment and discover how to offer deep healing during this unprecedented time

We’re experiencing traumatic stress like never before, leading to a historic rise in addictions and addictive behaviors of all kinds...

...And the link between these two is clearer than ever before.

At the heart of addictive behaviors — from drugs and alcohol, to sex, love, and technology addictions, to eating disorders, self-injury and more...

You’ll frequently find unresolved trauma, abuse, and a history of pain.

The fact is, if you’re treating traumatized people, you’re often also working with addictive behaviors.

And if you’re an addictions professional, it’s extremely likely you're working with trauma.

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us, along with thousands of your colleagues, for a rare opportunity to train with the senior faculty from The Meadows Behavioral Health, whose time-tested treatment model is unparalleled in creating successful outcomes that translate to lasting recovery.

Now, in the premier conference on trauma & addictions for 2020 you’ll learn the proven methods, used by the world’s premier treatment provider, that help heal:

  • Traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Drug and alcohol addictions
  • Love & sex addictions
  • Technology addictions
  • Race-based trauma
  • Self-harm (non-suicidal self-injury)
  • Eating disorders
  • And much more



Register now for this exclusive and rare 2-day LIVE training experience you won’t want to miss!

You’ll be inspired, refreshed, and rejuvenated as you learn the transformative interventions used at the Meadows, the nation's premier treatment center, to heal the most oppressive traumatic stress and addictive behaviors.

You’ll also get to join an interactive LIVE keynote address with award-winning actor, Russell Brand, a passionate mental health and recovery advocate who authored Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions, based on his own personal struggle with addictions.

And just announced, renowned trauma & addiction specialist, Dr. Gabor Maté, MD, will be closing the conference with a special LIVE address to attendees.

Limited Seats Available! To ensure the best learning and engaging experience for attendees, we can only offer a limited number of seats…and we fully expect this event to sell out.

Don’t delay, secure your spot today.

Trauma & Addiction Online Conference

October 15-16, 2020

$1,799.76 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 11.5 LIVE CE Credits AND up to 8 CE hours of Self-Study Credit — included with your registration.
Click here for CE credit details

The Meadows

Learn to heal trauma and addictive behaviors of all kinds with
the tools and techniques used by the world’s premier treatment provider

PESI is excited to announce our partnership with the Meadows for this exciting conference. For more than four decades, The Meadows has helped patients heal by addressing not just their symptoms or behaviors, but also by providing them with the tools they need to get to the root cause of their disorders and achieve lasting recovery. Clinicians and professionals trust them more than any other treatment program because of their impeccable reputation for quality, integrity, and proven results.

Now you can get a front-row seat to learn their proven methods for treating trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, panic and anxiety disorders, PTSD, codependency, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders.

Need a letter justifying your attendance to your employer or supervisor? Feel free to use our template here!

Russell Brand
Russell Brand Special Keynote

Russell Brand will open the conference with a LIVE special keynote address specifically for mental health professionals who are on the frontlines of treating traumatized and addicted individuals. *

Russell Brand is an award-winning comedian, actor, public thought leader, and a passionate activist for mental health and drug rehabilitation. He is the author of Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions and Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped, as well as the host of the popular podcast “Under the Skin” on the Luminary Network.

*Due to recording restrictions, Russell’s keynote will only be available to those who register before the event begins. The archived recording will be available to attendees for 2 weeks following the live event…but only to those who register early, so be sure to sign up today.

Conference Schedule
Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:00am — 6:00pm (Central)

Russell Brand
Russell Brand – Live Keynote Address
10:00am — 11:30am (no CE credit)

Bessel van der Kolk
Helping Make the Unbearable Tolerable: Trauma & the Treatment of Addictions

11:45am — 12:45pm
featuring Bessel van der Kolk, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Body Keeps the Score

Deirdre Stewart
How Neurofeedback & Neurotherapies Can Heal Trauma & Addictions
1:00pm — 2:00pm
featuring Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN, director of Trauma Resolution Services at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Lisa Ferentz
Techniques for Creatively and Compassionately Addressing the Impulse to Self-Harm and Relapse
2:30pm — 3:30pm
featuring Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C DAPA, Founder of the Ferentz Institute and author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors

Click here for information about Lisa Ferentz

Tian Dayton
Using the Experiential “Trauma Timeline” Intervention in Treating Trauma and Addiction
3:45pm — 4:45pm
featuring Tian Dayton, PhD, author The Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACoA) Trauma Syndrome

Click here for information about Tian Dayton

Resmaa Menakem
How the Body Carries Racialized Trauma: A Therapeutic Pathway to Resilience & Healing
5:00pm — 6:00pm
featuring Resmaa Menakem, LCSW, author of New York Times best-seller My Grandmother's Hands

Click here for information about Resmaa Menakem
Conference Schedule
Friday, October 16, 2020
10:00am — 7:15pm (Central)

Dick Schwartz
Addictive Behaviors as Self-Preservation: Key Insights from the Internal Family Systems Model
10:00am — 11:30am
featuring Dick Schwartz, PhD, developer of Internal Family Systems Therapy

Whitney Howzell
How our Unconscious Biases Toward Racial & Sexual Minorities are Affecting Clients & What to Do
11:45am — 12:45pm
featuring Whitney Howzell, PhD, clinical director of the Claudia Black Center

Jon Caldwell
Healing Developmental Trauma in Therapy: The Science of Restoring Self-Regulation
1:00pm — 2:00pm
featuring Jon Caldwell, DO, PhD, chief of psychiatry at Meadows Behavioral Health

Kristin Kirkpatrick
How Diet is Connected Trauma & Addiction: A Practical Roadmap for Recovery
2:30pm — 3:30pm (no CE credit)
featuring Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, President of KAK, Consulting, LLC and a dietitian and consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Click here for information about Kristin Kirkpatrick

Stefanie Carnes
The Not-So-Hidden Epidemic of Sexually Compulsive Behaviors & Pornography Addiction: The Trauma Connection and Treatment
3:45pm — 4:45pm
featuring Stefanie Carnes, PhD, president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, expert on sex addictions

Click here for information about Stefanie Carnes

Claudia Black
Reverberations of Trauma in the Addictive Family: A 7-Step Process of Recovery
5:00pm — 6:00pm
featuring Claudia Black, PhD, expert in family addictions and co-dependency

Click here for information about Claudia Black

Gabor Maté
The Seven Myths of Addiction: A Special Live Closing Keynote Address
6:15pm — 7:15pm
featuring Gabor Maté, MD, renowned trauma and addictions speaker and author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction


Gabor Maté
The Seven Myths of Addiction: A Special Live Closing Keynote Address

For twelve years Dr. Maté was the staff physician at a clinic for drug-addicted people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where he worked with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness, and HIV, including at Vancouver Supervised Injection Site.

In his recent bestselling book In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, he draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common. Contrary to what is often claimed, the source of addictions is not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment where the neurobiology of the brain’s reward pathways develops and where the emotional patterns that lead to addiction are wired into the unconscious. Stress, both then and later in life, creates the predisposition for addictions, whether to drugs, alcohol, nicotine or to behavioral addictions such as shopping or sex. Helping the addicted individual requires that we appreciate the function of the addiction in his or her life.

Once we recognize the roots of addiction and the lack it strives (in vain) to fill, we can develop a compassionate approach toward the addict, one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.

Trauma & Addiction Online Conference
October 15-16, 2020

$1,799.76 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 11.5 LIVE CE Credits AND up to 8 CE hours of Self-Study Credit — included with your registration.
Click here for CE credit details
Exclusive, On-Demand Sessions
Nicole Garber
Jenni Schaefer
Addicted to Exercise: When Movement Takes a Dangerous Turn

featuring Nicole Garber, MD & Jenni Schaefer, from The Meadows

Erica Sarr
Technosexual: The Improvements, Intrusions, Complexities, and Compulsions That Technology Brings to Modern Sexuality

featuring Erica Sarr, PsyD, MEd, BCB, CSAT-S, clinical director for Gentle Path at The Meadows

Peter Levine
Transforming Trauma: The Roots of Addiction

featuring Peter Levine, PhD, developer of Somatic Experiencing

Kevin McCauley
Addiction and Recovery Update 2020: The Latest Clinical Takeaways from Neuroscience Research

featuring Kevin T. McCauley, MD, Director of Program Services at New Roads Treatment facility

Patrick Carnes
The Gathering Storm: The Future of Trauma Treatment

featuring Patrick Carnes, PhD, founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

Gabor Maté
The Myth of Normal in an Insane Culture

(Keynote from 2019 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium)
featuring Gabor Maté, MD, renowned trauma and addictions speaker and author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

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Register today and get this FREE Bonus item ($19.99 value)
Free Psychotherapy Networker Magazine Article Digital Download
Gabor Maté is a bestselling author and an international expert on addictions. In this article and interview, he explains how addictive patterns of behavior are rooted in alienation and emotional suffering.
Trauma & Addiction Online Conference
October 15-16, 2020

$1,799.76 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!


  1. I don’t really treat addictions – should I attend?

    • — Yes! The focus is on trauma and addictive behaviors of all kinds, not just drug and alcohol addictions. If you treat traumatized, anxious, or depressed individuals – or those who are stuck in addictive behaviors including codependency, love and sex addiction, technology addiction, binge eating or other disordered eating, self-harm, or other compulsive behaviors – this conference will offer you incredible insight and skills for your work!

  2. What if I can’t attend LIVE?

    • — No worries, the recordings will be available to you, with the option to earn self-study credit.

  3. I want to ask if my employer or supervisor will pay for this.

  4. Do I earn “Live” CE credits?

    • — Yes, if you attend sessions the day of the live broadcasts. Otherwise you can get self-study credit.

  5. Does this event qualify me for CE credits for my license in my state?

  6. Do I need to take a test after the conference to get my CE credits?

    • — If you attend the live conference, no post-tests are required. Just answer a few simple questions about the presentation and you’ll get your certificate for the sessions you attended. And for sessions you couldn’t attend, you can always go back later to earn self-study credit after taking a short post-test.

  7. Do I have to attend the entire conference to get CEs?

    • — Nope! Attend the sessions of your choosing and earn live CE hours for each one.

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Trauma & Addiction Online Conference
October 15-16, 2020

$1,799.76 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 11.5 LIVE CE Credits AND up to 8 CE hours of Self-Study Credit — included with your registration.
Click here for CE credit details

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