• April 17-18, 2021
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am U.S. Pacific)
Add to Calendar 04/17/2021 10:00 am 04/18/2021 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles A Live Online Workshop with Gabor Maté Join Dr. Gabor Maté for a two-day workshop diving deep into his work with the mind/body connection in health and wellness. Open to all individuals. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am U.S. Pacific) false MM/DD/YYYY

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$170-$250 - Registration 
 $136-$200 - Members

12 Continuing Education Credits available - see below for details.

This workshop is being hosted live online only and will not be recorded to maintain the privacy of all attendees. Instructions on how to join will be emailed to registrants shortly before the workshop start date.

If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu at least one week prior to the workshop start date. For more information, explore our Frequently Asked Questions.

Maté is renowned 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 Dr. Maté for a two-day workshop diving deep into his work with the mind/body connection in health and wellness.  

We all encounter stress. It plays a role in our personal and professional lives and it can take a heavy toll unless it is recognized and managed effectively and insightfully. 

There is strong evidence to suggest that in nearly all chronic conditions—from cancer, ALS, or multiple sclerosis to autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or Alzheimer's—hidden stress is a major predisposing factor. In an important sense, disease in an individual can be seen as the end point of a multigenerational emotional process. If properly understood, these conditions can provide important openings for compassion and self-awareness, which in turn are major tools in recovery and healing. 

This workshop provides insights into why stress remains hidden in our culture and shows how to recognize and prevent it. Drawing on research findings and his own extensive experience in family practice and palliative care, Dr. Maté discusses the mind/body stress connection and the physiological consequences of stress. Understand the nature of stress and how our early environment programs us physiologically and psychologically into chronically stressful patterns of feeling and behavior.  

This workshop is open to all individuals including clinicians who wish to learn about the stress-disease connection.  

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

12 Continuing Education Credits Available for psychologists, California licensed LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, LMFTs, and nurses. See below for details.

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes.
  • SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196).
  • For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance,
    contact us at publicprograms@ciis.edu.
  • For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com​.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the biopsychosocial nature of physical and mental illness
  • Analyze nature of stress and its physiological consequences
  • Compare three major stressors: Loss of Control, Uncertainty; and Conflict
  • Explain how the early environment “programs” us physiologically and psychologically into chronically stressful patterns of feeling and behaviour
  • Discuss why and how stress remains hidden in our culture
  • Explain the stressful work environment and how to recognize it and transform it.
  • Demonstrate the capacity recognize stress and prevent it
  • Describe how an understanding of stress can inform and enhance clinical practice

Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden StressScattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. To learn more, join his e-news list at www.drgabormate.com.  

CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. CIIS Public Programs Members receive a 20% discount on all events. Contact us for more information, publicprograms@ciis.edu

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