Un-Shaming as Essential to Recovery from Addition (providers)

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Un-Shaming as Essential to Recovery from Addition (providers)

September 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

*This training has been specifically developed for medical providers including those who interact with individuals seeking recovery from addiction.

Description: Dr. Weathers will share his clinical experience and research on navigating recovery from addiction without shame, while tying in the nuanced physiological changes that occur in the brain during addiction through early recovery. This workshop will be a combination of highly interactive lecture/dialogue, in-class exercises, and responsive question-and-answer invitations, interspersed with periodic breaks for the body and mind. In addition, the final hour of this workshop will be devoted to addressing special challenges unique to working with addiction recovery, with suggestions and resources for enhancing resilience and creativity in all clinicians.

About Dr. Weathers: A highly regarded educator, author, public speaker, and recovery coach, Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an M.A. in religious studies. Over the course of his professional career, “Dr. Bob” has provided tens of thousands of hours of therapeutic counseling and recovery coaching to satisfied clients. He has also committed nearly four decades to teaching, training, and inspiring graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities, including helping to develop their nationally accredited addiction studies certificate and mindfulness-based clinical training coursework. Additionally, Dr. Bob has published numerous articles in a broad cross-section of respected professional reference books, journals, and edited volumes.