Expert set to speak November 16 - Addiction, Medical Illness and Trauma: Brain-Changing Techniques for Recovery

(Tulsa, OK) Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic (Parkside) will host Jennifer Sweeton, Ph.D., from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 16 for professional education centered on the neuroscience of trauma, addiction, and medical illness. The event, which will take place in the Perkins Auditorium at the OU Schusterman Center, is now open for registration. Cost is $75 and provides six continuing education units for mental health professionals. Students can also purchase tickets for $30.

Dr. Sweeton’s seminar, titled “Addiction, Medical Illness and Trauma: Brain-Changing Techniques for Recovery,” will share the most up-to-date research discoveries on the neuroscience of trauma, addiction, and medical illness. Cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience research provides profound insight into the brain changes humans are capable of producing, as well as how adverse childhood experiences, and trauma more broadly, may negatively impact the brain. Participants will learn highly effective psychotherapy techniques they can begin using immediately to help clients recover.

Dr. Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, women's issues, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master's degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.

Parkside, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit, mental and behavioral healthcare provider offering inpatient and outpatient care to those in need across Eastern Oklahoma. More information and conference registration is available at www.parksideinc.org.