Actions and Detail Panel
The Transformative Power of Connection in Recovery
Thu, March 16, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
This event is FREE, and will be held at The Sheraton Resort in Carlsbad. Please register to confirm your seat, as space is limited.
5 CEUs along with lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be provided.
Eating disorders and disorders of addiction are disorders of disconnection, thriving in isolation and hidden by shame. Join Montecatini as we unveil the secrecy and explore the power of connection in recovery through music, somatic experiencing, the adult attachment repair model, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Featuring nationally recognized speakers and experts in the areas of attachment, trauma, music, and addiction recovery:
Kelly Wilson, Ph.D. - Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi. He is Past-President and Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and is one of the co-developers of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Wilson has devoted himself to the development and dissemination of ACT for nearly 25 years, publishing more than 80 articles and chapters, and 10 books including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change Dr. Wilson has taught in 31 countries, and has participated as co-investigator in a wide range of research projects in the U.S. and abroad.
Peter Cummings, LCSW- Peter is the originator of the Adult Attachment Repair Model (AARM), a comprehensive approach to treating complex trauma. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 40 years as a mental health professional, Peter’s professional passion and his excitement is reflected in this later career contribution to the field in the form of the AARM.
Wesley Geer - Wesley has been a professional musician for over 20 years. He first found success as the founding member of Jive Records artist Hed P.E. as guitarist, songwriter and producer. After touring the world for eight years, Wes left the band for a lifestyle change and ultimately landed in rehab. Then in 2010, at almost three years sober, he was approached to play with the legendary band Korn. He joined Korn and worked with them as their touring guitarist for the next several years, traveling to 42 countries, headlining shows, playing to crowds of 80,000 people, and appearing on a number of recordings and cable and TV shows. His music has been featured in many feature films, video games, radio, and television shows. Wes also has long had a passion for teaching music. Previously a music teacher at The Fusion Academy’s Huntington Beach campus, Wes taught Recording Arts, Drums, and Guitar. From his experiences teaching and in his own recovery, Wes was inspired to begin Rock to Recovery, a non-profit organization bringing connection through music to those in treatment and recovery.
Jamie Kohanyi, LMFT- Jamie Kohanyi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Counseling Psychology program with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy.
Jamie’s work comes from a Depth perspective, and she has been certified in Expressive Arts Therapy often referencing the visual and performing arts within traditional talk therapy to uncover perspectives on problems including addiction and eating disorders.