• November 1, 2015
  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 11/01/2015 9:30 am 11/01/2015 4:30 pm America/Los_Angeles The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction from a New Perspective with Gabor Mate The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction from a New Perspective California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 false MM/DD/YYYY




For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stressed and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale. This workshop will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.





A renowned speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and child development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and the health of those around them.


For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver's Supervised Injection Site.

As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.








WORKSHOPS
The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction from a New Perspective
Sunday, November 1
9:30AM-4:30PM
CIIS Main Building

When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection>>
Saturday, October 31

10:00AM-5:00PM
CIIS Main Building

Full Weekend*: $300/$325/$350 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
13 BBS and APA CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN, and PsyD)


One Day Only: $170/$190/$210 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
* Includes Friday lecture
6 BBS and APA CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN, and PsyD)





LECTURE
Beyond the Medical Model: From the Stress-Disease Connection to Psychedelic Therapy
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Friday, October 30
7:00PM-9:00PM
CIIS Main Building
$20/$25 at the door

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