UF to Host Trauma and Addiction Recovery Conference
On Monday, April 29, University of Findlay’s Social Work Program, with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, will host “Trauma & Addiction: Mindful Pathways to Recovery,” a daylong conference.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Winebrenner Building. The cost to attend is $60. Registration is required by clicking here. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be included.
The keynote speaker will be Jamie Marich, Ph.D., clinician and author of five books, including “EMDR Made Simple,” and “Trauma and the Twelve Steps.”
Marich is an accomplished clinician who now travels the country providing continuing education, and works in her private practice. She was a founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, an educational institution that offers training in the areas of mental health, trauma, addiction, mindfulness, and clinician development.
Marich is also a dancer, musician, performer, writer, clinical counselor, and registered expressive arts therapist. She unites these elements of her experience to achieve an ultimate mission: bringing the art and joy of healing to others.
The conference will include six breakout sessions, with three concurrently being offered during the morning and afternoon. They include: “Enhancing Recovery Through Group Treatment,” “Rhythm of Recovery,” “Trauma and Human Trafficking,” “A Conceptualization of Training and Trauma Treatment,” “Tri-phasic Model of Trauma Treatment,” and “The Neuro Impact of Trauma.”
A panel lunch discussion, moderated by Carrie Davies, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, anatomy and physiology at UF, will address vicarious trauma, which affects people who are caretakers of someone who is experiencing trauma.