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Conference Director

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

Senior Fellow at The Meadows

For the past 25 years, this conference has examined how trauma affects psychological and biological processes, and how the damage caused by overwhelming life experiences can be reversed. This year many of the most important contributors of our generation will summarize their work. Included in this prestigious group are Senior Fellows at The Meadows Dr. Shelly Uram, MD and Claudia Black, MSW, PhD.

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The Meadows is a co-sponsor of the 25th Annual International Trauma Conference

In this compelling and powerful video, Dr. Peter Levine, The Meadows' Senior Fellow and developer of Somatic Experiencing, demonstrates this treatment with an Iraq Veteran diagnosed with severe PTSD. Somatic Experiencing is a proven method for treating PTSD in combat veterans. As Dr. Levine explains, many soldiers bring the war back with them and if they don't resolve the war experience, then they bring that kind of violence back into the home. It makes relating to their spouse and children almost impossible. Watch as Dr. Levine helps this veteran move past his traumatic war experiences.
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Conditions We Treat


For over 35 years, The Meadows trauma treatment program has been helping trauma victims heal and learn the skills necessary to cope with the devastating, and often hidden, effects of trauma. The trauma treatment program at The Meadows was specifically designed for trauma survivors by Pia Mellody and a team of world renowned experts including Dr. Peter Levine, John Bradshaw and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

Alcohol Addiction

At The Meadows, we treat all phases of alcohol addiction. From detoxification to our primary treatment program, we help patients build foundations for long-term abstinence and sobriety by making positive changes in the way one lives, faces problems and relates to others. Recovery from alcohol addiction is possible. Many patients trust The Meadows' alcohol treatment program to help them begin the journey toward sobriety.

Sexual Addiction

Many sex addicts face the challenge of overcoming thinking patterns that allow them to justify their actions while blaming and criticizing other people. This often makes it difficult to turn to treatment. At The Meadows Arizona, we provide a safe, confidential and healing environment for sexual addiction treatment. Our expert treatment staff helps clients look at the core issues and underlying causes of sexual addiction.

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction can lead to a number of physical and mental disorders, and can significantly strain or ruin relationships. Recovery is possible at The Meadows. Our drug addiction treatment options range from detoxification to an intensive, inpatient psychotherapeutic program that addresses the symptoms and causes of addiction. Our expert treatment staff provides a nurturing environment for patients to regain control over their lives.


Our weeklong on-campus workshops offer an opportunity to experience The Meadows without enrolling in a five-week inpatient treatment program and provide a cost-effective alternative when long-term treatment is not an option.

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