April 3, 2013

Dr. Claudia Black keynote speaker at addictions conference

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is hosting a special half-day conference for behavioral health professionals from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago.

The conference, “Addiction, Trauma and Family Systems,” will feature keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Black, nationally renowned addiction and codependency author, speaker and trainer. Also featured will be Dr. Kim Dennis, CEO and medical director of Timberline Knolls, a leading residential treatment center in Lemont, Ill., for women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and mood and co-occurring disorders.

“Millions of Americans struggle with addiction, trauma and other devastating disorders,” said Kim Dennis, MD of Timberline Knolls. “Our goal is to shed light on the latest research and findings in the therapeutic field.”

In her keynote presentation, Black will discuss “Addictive Disorders: The Legacy of Trauma” which will cover trauma experiences within one’s family and how adverse child experiences, emotional abandonment and blatant violence are all aspects of the trauma.
 
“As complex and painful as life is for people impacted by addiction, there is a path out of a familial script to a life of greater choices,” said Black. “In healing and recovery, people find meaning from their experiences and let go of the past in a way they can embrace the possibilities today.”
 
Register online at: www.timberlineknolls.com/claudia-black/. For more information or questions about the conference, contact Kristen Powell at kpowell@timberlineknolls.com.

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