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The Summit for Clinical Excellence: Breaking the Silence: Shame, Trauma, and Addiction

Dr. Pat Love will speak at the The Summit for Clinical Excellence in Austin on May 19, 2017. The event brings together leading experts to discuss emerging and best practices on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions and co-occurring disorders. The Summit in Austin will focus on the “unspoken epidemic” of shame and its connection to trauma, substance use and abuse, and addiction.

Friday, May 19, 2017 | 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Dr. Pat Love presents Where Trauma Goes to Live–and Die: Most therapists are proficient at helping clients identify and gain awareness about traumatic events. Insight, however, does not equal change. To move beyond trauma, we must be able to help clients identify not just the traumatic experiences but the coping strategies and personal behaviors resulting from these events and in addition, help clients replace these behaviors with healthy alternatives.

Friday, May 19, 2017 | 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Dr. Pat Love presents Virtual Virulence: The Trauma, Shame, and Addiction are Real: Love in the time of Twitter has its own inherent dangers, and you don’t have to surf the dark web to find them. Internet dating, catch-and-release relationships, cohort consciousness, porn on the playground, sexting and the netherworld of internet narcissism are all part of our daily lives, not an underground uncommon experience assigned to a few. We would be naïve to overlook the seductive nature of what has become the everyday world we live in and a breeding ground for trauma, shame and addiction. Fortunately, how we navigate this world is still up to us, and healthy living begins with recognizing the seductive nature of technology.


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