Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
The Meadows Psychiatrist, Dr. Jon G. Caldwell, was featured on BlogTalkRadio with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on the program “Is Your Sex Addiction an Attachment Problem” on Monday, January 7, 2013. The discussion focused on the basics of attachment theory and how it affects relationships, along with the practice of mindfulness meditation and attachment.
When Dr. Caldwell was in his psychiatry training program, he became very interested in borderline personality disorder. He began seeking out opportunities to treat people with this disorder, and learned that borderline personality disorder is highly associated with early trauma. That led him to study trauma and the effects of trauma on a developing brain.
“I became very interested in attachment because it seemed to me that oftentimes the trauma that people experience may not be the type of trauma like a disaster or a car accident, but it may be what we call at The Meadows, relational trauma,” said Dr. Caldwell. “This type of trauma, is the kind of day in and day out relational issues that come up between parents and child, and it may not be trauma with a capital T, but it might be the accumulation of ‘little t’ traumas, things like abandonment, enmeshment, loss, divorce.”
According to Dr. Caldwell, these kinds of issues can play an important role in the attachment relationship and form some patterns over the course of childhood that then can remain with a person well into adulthood. It may take some professional help to first recognize those patterns, and then try to find some healthy ways to be in relationships with other people.
To listen to the program, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach/2013/01/08/strengthhoperecovery-with-carol-the-coach. To access the transcript of Dr. Jon Caldwell's interview on BlogTalkRadio, please visit http://www.themeadows.com/images/uploads/Dr._Jon_Caldwells_Interview_on_BlogTalkRadio_-_January_2013_-_Transcript.pdf.
Jon G. Caldwell, D.O., is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of adults with relational trauma histories and addictive behaviors. Dr. Caldwell currently works full-time as a psychiatrist at The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg Arizona. For many years he has been teaching students, interns, residents, and professionals in medicine and mental health about how childhood adversity influences health and wellbeing. His theoretical perspective is heavily influenced by his PhD graduate work at the University of California at Davis where he has been researching how early childhood maltreatment and insecure attachment relationships affect cognitive, emotional, and social functioning later in life. Dr. Caldwell’s clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by the timeless teachings of the contemplative traditions and the practice of mindfulness meditation
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 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.