The Meadows Wickenburg to Sponsor Lecture in Austin, Texas on May 9

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center is sponsoring a complimentary lecture in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, May 9 presented by Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, CSAT, on the topic of " Unable to Attach: The Legacy of Sex & Love Addiction.” It will be held at the Riverbend Church, The Quad, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center is sponsoring a complimentary lecture in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, May 9 presented by Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, CSAT, on the topic of "Unable to Attach: The Legacy of Sex & Love Addiction.” It will be held at the Riverbend Church, The Quad, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

McDaniel will focus her talk on the similarities of sex and love addiction and discuss the early childhood attachment patterns that set up sex addiction versus love addiction.

McDaniel is author of “Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships,” third edition to her original book for women titled “Ready to Heal: Women Facing Love and Sex Addiction” published in 2008. Additionally, Kelly is contributing author to the recent publication of “Making Advances,” a groundbreaking text to assist clinicians in the treatment of women suffering with love and sex addiction. In collaboration with The Meadows’ Senior Fellow, Alex Katehakis, along with Marnie Ferree, and seven other prominent clinicians, McDaniel and her peers provide a road map for clinicians committed to assisting this previously neglected population.

McDaniel’s professional affiliations include certification as a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP); a Post Induction Trained therapist in the developmental model designed by The Meadows’ Senior Fellow, Pia Mellody; membership in the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Healthy (SASH); membership in the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, Licensure as a Professional Counselor in Texas (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist based on Sue Johnson's work.

The Meadows sponsors free lectures in various cities throughout the country. Speakers include local therapists familiar with The Meadows’ model. Lectures are free and open to the public. Attendees can earn 1.5 Continuing Education Credits. For more information and to register for this free event, contact Betty Ewing Dicken at 972.612.7443 or bdicken(at)themeadows(dot)com.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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