Thursday April 21, 2022  |  The Biltmore Hotel, Miami

Held in conjunction with SHE RECOVERS in MIAMI EVENT (April 22-April 24)

With Keynote Dr. Stephanie Covington:

The Addiction-Trauma Connection:  A Woman’s Pathway to Wellness

Learn from leading women’s health experts

Welcome to the first-ever SHE RECOVERS symposium for healing professionals. Over the course of one full day (Thursday April 21, 2022) we will explore the promising new pathways and emerging approaches that are helping women find freedom from addiction, unhealthy relationships, trauma, anxiety and stress, disordered eating, emotional challenges, workaholism—whatever the barrier or hurdle to experiencing optimal health, connection and happiness.

As healing professionals, we get to help our clients and patients become the women they want to be—the women they are meant to be. This is sacred work, and we have so much to learn from and with one another.

6 CEs available

Boards Available
This Symposium has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6 CEs. NAADAC Provider #77968, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming. The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  The Graduate School, provider #1487, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Approval period 11/22/2017 to 11/22/2020. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for the program.  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.  Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0529.  This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6 CE. NAADAC Provider #77968, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming.  The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy CE:2019-142, Florida Certification Board # 5058-A,  and CA BRN CEP 16722.  Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.
Our program is designed for primary-care physicians, nurses, midwives, gynecologists, counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, social workers, coaches, correctional officers, staff and chaplains, treatment professionals and all others that provide care and support for women.

Our Program

*Tentative program due to postponements – we are working to reconfirm speakers*

8:00 am: Registration

8:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Healing Her Way: Mobilizing Our Collective Wisdom, Experience and Strength
Dawn Nickel, PhD

8:30 – 9:30 am: Keynote
The Addiction-Trauma Connection: A Woman’s Pathway to Wellness
Dr. Stephanie Covington

Hear from the leading expert on effective, integrated and trauma-informed treatment services for women, including guiding principles that you, as a helping professional, can apply in any setting (inpatient, outpatient, private practice, therapeutic community, criminal justice) and modality (individual, group or family therapy).

9:30 – 10:00 am: Q&A with Dr. Stephanie Covington

10:00 – 10:20 am: Break and Networking

10:20 – 11:20 am: Panel Discussion
The Power of We: Finding and Fostering Community
Moderator: Dr. Princess Drake. PsyD, MS, MA

Our panelists will discuss trending ways that young women, older women, LGBTQ individuals and professions are connecting in-person and online.

11:20 – 12:20 pm: Lunch and Connections

12:20 – 1:20 pm: Healing Shame with Expressive Arts Therapy
Dr. Jamie Marich
Discover the breakthrough potential of expressive arts therapy in trauma-focused recovery, a process that helps women transform internalized perceptions of shame into new messages that support the healing journey.

1:20 – 2:20 pm: Table Talk
Self-Care for Healing Professionals: Sharing What Works
Moderator: Dr. Princess Drake, PsyD, MS, MA
How do you refuel? Where do you find inspiration? What gives you strength? Let’s take an opportunity to share tips and techniques for practicing the self-compassion we want our clients and patients to experience and embrace.

The buzz word or concept of “self-care” often gets over used and underutilized. Often times as Healing professionals we advocate and emphasize the need for self-care while negating its importance in our own lives. In order to prevent or decrease the probability of burnout, it is highly encouraged to evaluate self-practices.

2:20 – 2:35 pm: Break

2:35 – 3:20 pm: Promising Ways Forward: Field Notes and Future World
Melissa Hawkins, MS
Addiction counselor and family therapist Melissa Hawkins reflects on the changes she’s seen over 20 years of working with women who struggle with eating disorders, love addiction and workaholism, emerging trends in the treatment field, and what informs and inspires her work moving forward.

3:20 – 4:20 pm: Empowering Recovery: Integrated Care and “Warm Handoffs”
Dr. Morgan Birch
Dr. Birch will present a Case Study on the Pregnancy & Beyond Program, a component of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky (PCCEK). Designed for families with opioid addiction, Pregnancy & Beyond is a highly integrated recovery-oriented system of care that supports recovery pregnant and mothering women – as well as the entire family.

4:20 – 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks

Dawn Nickel, PhD

Dawn Nickel, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Covington

Dr. Stephanie Covington

Dr. Jamie Marich

Dr. Jamie Marich

Melissa Hawkins, MS

Melissa Hawkins, MS

Dr. Morgan Birch

Dr. Morgan Birch

Dr. Princess Drake

Dr. Princess Drake

Come for the Symposium and Stay for SHE RECOVERS in MIAMI!

SHE RECOVERS in MIAMI is taking place on Friday through Sunday immediately following the Symposium. Join us for our third signature conference event which will highlight and celebrate strength, diversity, inclusion, and innovation…by women for women.

(Symposium and Conference ticketed separately)


Hotel and booking information is coming soon.

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