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US Journal International Trauma & Addiction Conference

January 17 - January 19

US Journal Training is proud to present this International Conference on Trauma and Addiction together with Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and Newport Academy. USJT is celebrating its 40th year of developing conferences designed for addiction and mental health professionals throughout the United States.

January 17-19, 2019 Scottsdale AZ
Double Tree by Hilton Paradise Valley, Scottsdale
5401 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale AZ 85250

Program Focus
This International Conference on Trauma and Addiction brings together world-renowned researchers, authors, clinicians and trainers to review and discuss the interaction between trauma, chemical and behavioral addictions, and psychiatric illnesses. In a series of plenary sessions, along with focused in-depth workshops, this gathering of health professionals —- hosted by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare in Scottsdale, Arizona — will focus on the interaction of attachments, neurobiology, and the developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people. Experts will review what have learned about the ways the brain is shaped by traumatic experiences, how traumatic stress is a response of the entire organism, and how that knowledge needs to be integrated into healing practices.

Who Should Attend?
With up to 21 Continuing Education Credits, this training will be especially valuable to those working in the following areas:

Mental Health
Addictions Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy
School & Pastoral Counseling
Registered Nursing
Courts and Corrections
Employee Assistance
And Other Fields


Claudia Black will give a Keynote, Thursday January 17th: Unspoken Legacy: Reverberations of Trauma Within the Addicted Family.

“When people think of trauma, they often think of acute dramatic situations, such as a natural disaster or car accident. Yet, the majority of people who experience trauma experience a more subtle and chronic form that exists within their own family.”

Claudia will present a portrait of addiction in the family, offering an overlay of how adverse child experiences are the foundation of emotional dysregulation fueling traumatic responses, including generational repetition, concluding by offering a 7-step process for healing.


January 17
January 19


Double Tree by Hilton
5401 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250 United States
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