- April 7, 2017
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tickets for the conversation are currently sold out. Tickets for the full weekend, Saturday workshop, or Sunday workshop, not including the conversation, are still available here.
The Friday conversation will be recorded and released as part of our podcast. Please check our website for the podcast release.
Dr. Gabor Maté is best known for his groundbreaking work with patients facing the extreme challenges of drug addiction, trauma, mental illness, and HIV. He has also extensively studied and written about the impacts of stress, trauma, and attention-deficit disorder on our bodies and minds.
In his work, Dr. Maté utilizes scientific research, case histories, as well as his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. Join us for a conversation about Dr. Maté's work and life with Meg Jordan, Department Chair of Integrative Health Studies and Somatic Psychology at CIIS.
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. 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.
Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, is Department Chair of Integrative Health Studies and Somatic Psychology at CIIS, where her focus is preparing graduate students as catalysts for positive change in health care, wellness, and health promotion. Dr. Jordan is a clinical medical anthropologist, an award-winning international health journalist, behavioral medicine specialist, RN, author, and President of Global Medicine Enterprises, Inc.