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In 2021, CAAP is honored to be hosting


Dr. Gabor Maté


as the first speaker in our

"Conversations with Clinical Luminaries" Series



Awakening the Healer Within:

A Practice-Based Approach to

Promoting Resilience in Addiction



Date: Friday, October 22 - 10 am to 1 pm



Dr. Gabor Maté is an internationally renowned authority in the areas of trauma, addiction, resiliency, childhood development, and AD(H)D. He is

an acclaimed speaker and the author of four bestselling

books, in over 28 languages, including In the

Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters

with Addiction; Scattered; When the Body

Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; &

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents

Need to Matter More Than Peers.


CAAP is excited to host this highly interactive virtual presentation where Dr. Maté will be exploring trauma, addiction, and

resiliency with the audience. This virtual presentation

will include many opportunities for interactive

discussion. He will focus on

the following topics:


~ Defining addiction, trauma and resiliency


~ The development of "Compassionate Inquiry"


~ Practice-based approaches - developed specifically by Dr. Maté - that promote resiliency within clients struggling with trauma and addictions


~ Whole family/multigenerational approach to treatment


~ Helping individuals connect to the truth within themselves


~ Helping the individuals embrace change


Addiction treatment as the catalyst to healing the family


Stimulating the healing capacity from within



This presentation is relevant to anyone who works with addictions in their practice, including addiction counselors, professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, social workers,

medical professionals, preventionists, and

peer mentors/recovery coaches.


This topic is relevant to anyone who works with co-occurring mental health and substance use/addictive behavior disorders. Dr. Gabor Maté

is an accomplished author, educator, and speaker.

He brings a unique and refreshing perspective

to counseling and clinical service delivery

along the entire continuum of care.


Number of attendees is limited.  Sign up now!!

Zoom invite is specific to each registrant & will be emailed to each registrant.

There are no group or other discounts for this event.

Cost:  $25/NAADAC-CAAP Member, $50/nonmembers, $25/student/military



Dr. Gabor Maté:  Bio


A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought out for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, childhood development and AD(H)D.


Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and 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.

After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté 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 over twenty-eight languages, Dr. Maté 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 Stress; Scattered; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. He is currently writing his next book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture, out Spring 2022. Dr. Maté is also co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by over 3,000 therapists, physicians, counselors, and others in over 80 countries.



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