Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2012’
Best selling author, Dr. Gabor Mate, was the latest addiction expert to speak to residents, alumni and staff at the Pasadena Recovery Center on May 16, 2012. Mate, whose books have been published in 20 languages worldwide, is a an expert in addiction , attention deficit disorder, adolescent mental health, and parenting.
A renowned thinker and public speaker, he addresses audiences all over North America, including professional and academic groups like nurses’ organizations, psychiatry departments and seminars for local community groups.
As a writer and speaker, he is widely known for the power, insight, candor, and compassion of his presentations.
Rather than offering facile, quick-fix solutions to complex issues, such as addiction or ADD, 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. His approach is holistic – linking everything from neurophysiology, immunology and developmental psychology to economic and social policy – and even touches on the spiritual dimensions of disease and healing.
Video of his entire speech at the Pasadena Recovery Center is below: