The Meadows Senior Fellow a Keynote Speaker at the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

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The Meadows Senior Fellow, Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, will be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) on May 30 – June 2, 2013, in LaQuinta, Calif. at LaQuinta Resort and Club.

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The Meadows Senior Fellow, Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, will be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) on May 30 – June 2, 2013, in LaQuinta, Calif. at LaQuinta Resort and Club.

Katehakis will speak on Sunday, June 2, on the topic of “Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: The Co-Regulatory Journey to Healing, Growth, and Long-Term Change.” Affect Regulation Therapy (ART) is a process for accessing deep affect without formal training. Through the use of video-taped clinical sessions, participants will see the power of a two-person dyadic system. By attending to somatic markers in the client, and the clinician’s somatic counter-transference and affective disclosure, the clinician engages in a co-regulatory process with the client, increasing the client’s capacity for self-regulation.

Katehakis is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Calif. She is an expert in the treatment of sexual addiction and other sexual disorders and has incorporated interpersonal neurobiology into her Psychobiological Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment (PASAT). Katehakis was the 2012 recipient of the Carnes Award, a distinguished acknowledgment for her significant contributions to the field of sex addiction. She is author of “Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex after Recovery from Sex Addiction” and is currently writing a book for the W.W. Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology Series edited by Allan Schore and Daniel Siegel titled, Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Holistic Healing Model (2014).

For more information regarding the symposium, visit http://www.wcsad.com/#.

The Meadows Wickenburg 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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