For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice, and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect, and/or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterize the mind states of people diagnosed with certain mental health conditions. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in our culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale.
During this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Gabor Maté will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety, and addictions in our society.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Dr. Mate was well-informed, generous with his time, and extremely forthright in his ability to integrate material with well-timed self-disclosure. - Linda Jame, LCSW
I was very impressed by his humility, honesty, intelligence, and integrity. - Jeanne E. Murphy, LCSW-R
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
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GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
A well-known speaker, author, and educator, Dr. Gabor Maté is also a medical doctor with more than 20 years of experience in family practice and palliative care. Well-versed in current research in the fields of addiction, stress, and child development, he regularly gives presentations throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Dr. Maté is an insightful and captivating speaker who incorporates case histories, research, and personal experience into every presentation.
Rather than offering a quick solution for issues that are often complex and long-standing, Dr. Maté strives to enlighten and empower every individual who chooses to embark on their personal journey of healing as well as those who are helping others achieve healing. His message urges compassionate care for those experiencing the emotional and physical pain that often precipitates addiction or addictive behaviors.
Co-founder of the non-profit organization Compassion for Addiction, Dr. Maté is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner, a toolkit to plan and host conversations about drug use and addiction. He spent 12 years working with individuals experiencing severe addiction, other mental health concerns, and HIV in Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, B.C., an area where drug use and mental health issues have had a devastating impact.
Dr. Maté is an adjunct professor on the faculty of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, and he has received several awards and distinctions, among them an Honorary Degree in law from the University of Northern British Columbia and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.
For more information about Dr. Gabor Maté and his work, please visit www.drgabormate.com.
Dr. Maté’s four best-selling books, listed below, have been published internationally in a number of languages.
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