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|Trauma, Addiction, Abuse Issues, Family issues,
Healing for Men and Women
First time in Los Angeles
Our 6th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
February 28, March 1, 2014
Registration 8:00 Conference 8:30AM to 5:00PM
The Sixth Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
The Pasadena Hilton
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, Calif. 91101
$250.00 for both days, includes lunch
Discounts for tables of 8 or more
Continuing education credits for MFTs and
|If you are a Man who has been
abused as a child we offer free
group counseling The Third
Tuesday of the Month. Call
760-346-4606 to sign up
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for CE's included
Cathy and Randy Boyd
|Who Should Attend?
Partners of Survivors.
Men and Women
Author of Seven inspirational
books, Dave Pelzer reminds us
that regardless of our past, we can
still become useful members of
society and lead productive lives.
Come and meet the man who
makes a difference in so many
lives, A Child Called It has been on
the New York Times Best Seller list
for over 7 years. Dave Pelzer is
the first author to have four #1
Best Sellers in the same year.
John Lee, pioneer in the Men’s
Movement and best selling author
of his book, The Flying Boy will be
speaking about the Half Lived Life.
Overcoming passivity and
rediscovering your authentic self
This one of a kind workshop
addresses the ever-increasing
problems passivity presents to
individuals and families..
Judy Crane is the founder of the
Refuge Treatment Center in Florida,
where thousands of people have been
returned to productive lives. Judy
shares: “ Traumatic experiences have a
wide range of effects on the brain
including hypertrophy of the amyagdala
causing emotional dysregulation,
atrophy of the hippocampus causing
short term memory problems.
Increasing research has shown that
single events can alter the wiring of the
Judy will help us understand how to
identify when an individual’s brain has
been affected by a traumatic event or
multiple events. She will share the
latest research regarding the effects of
trauma on the brain and methods
available for the resolution of trauma
and brain healing.
Jerry Moe, Director of the Children’s
Programs for the Betty Ford Center
has been changing the lives of
children living in addicted families for
years. With his gentle humor and
heartfelt words, children respond to
Jerry like the Pied Piper. Jerry gives
\children tools to speak up and talk
about their feelings.
Jerry will share stories of recovery,
behaviors to watch for and some
healing techniques for children and
Dr. Cindy Carter is a Dean at Fresno
Pacific. College. Dr. Carter has been
teaching and leading workshops on
Psychodrama for many years. She is a
very talented therapist, storyteller,
and weaver of archetypes. Her
workshop, Playback Theater will take
an audience member’s story and
transform it into a visual myth. The
audience member being allowed to be
a witness to a piece of their own life is
often transformed. This workshop will
move you and touch your soul
Relationships in Recovery
Randy and Cathy have been
helping those in recovery for many
years. They will share their
insights on Couples in Recovery.
More to Come
A Big Thank you to
our speakers, our
volunteers and most
of all our
for making the 5th
Annual such a
Allen Berger, Ph.D.
Allen Berger, Ph.D.
Dr. Berger is an internationally recognized expert in Gestalt-
Experiential Psychotherapy and in the science of recovery from
addiction. He wrote Hazelden’s popular recovery mainstay 12
Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery(2008) and a book for
Hazelden on emotional sobriety, 12 Smart Things to do When
the Booze and Drugs are Gone (2010). His latest book focuses
on the hidden rewards of making amends. It’s titled, 12 Hidden
Rewards of Making Amends (2013).
Dr. Berger is widely known for his work on several areas of
recovery and psychotherapy that include:
Integrating modern psychotherapy with the 12 Steps
Helping new patients understand the benefits of group
therapy and helping them get the most out of it
Helping families adjust to the challenges of recovery
Training therapists and counselors in Gestalt Experiential
Dr. Berger is uniquely qualified - his own personal journey in
recovery started 40 years ago on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
He was the third Marine admitted into the Drug Exemption
Program which helped Vietnam Veterans with drug problems.
Harry L. Haroutunian MD,
known by all his patients as “Dr. Harry,” is an
internationally known speaker on the topics of
Addictive Disease and its treatment. Dr. Harry has
developed the “Recovery 101” lecture series on
topics of Addiction Medicine, Recovery Issues,
Communication Skills and Relapse Prevention. He
is the author of BEING SOBER and co-author of
HIJACKING THE BRAIN."
He practiced medicine in Vermont for more than
thirty years and is Board Certified in
Addiction Medicine and Board Certified in Family
Medicine. He is a regular contributor to a series
devoted to the families of individuals with addiction,
called Ask Dr. Harry. He serves on many
committees devoted to Physician Health and
Recovery, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutic
and Medical Education Committees. Medical
Director of the Betty Ford Center.
Harry L. Haroutunian MD,
Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is currently Executive Director of
the Gentle Path program at Pine Grove Behavioral Center
in Hattiesburg, Miss., and the primary architect of the
Gentle Path treatment programs for the treatment of
sexual and multiple addictive disorders. He is author of
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
(1983), the first work designed to help addicts deal with
their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled
web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often
found in family relationships. He pioneered the founding of
the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction
Professionals which specializes in the Certified Sex
Addiction Therapist program. This has evolved into a
network of local, regional, and residential programs
which specialize in this work.
He has published numerous works as well, including
Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict (1989), A
Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps (1994), The Betrayal
Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997),
Open Hearts (1999), Facing the Shadow (2001), In the
Shadows of the Net (2001), Recovery Zone (2009), and A
Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles (2012).
The New Times suggested his book, Sexual Anorexia:
Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred (1997) “will create a new
wave of understanding about sexuality and the dynamics
in intimate sexual relationships.”
( Tsalagi/Cherokee/Wyandot) is the founder of
Waya Nv No Hi (Wolf Road) Healing the Circle
Healing from Unresolved grief, loss and
intergenerational trauma, especially for native
peoples. Traditional healthy cultures have
been made sick by the anger, guilt, shame and
fear, passed on from generation to generation.
This creates a culture that is shame-based
which contributes to the behavioral, emotional,
physical and spiritual issues that challenge
Jonathan Young, Ph.D,
Claiming Our Resilience
Strength can be drawn from stories about
characters in difficult
experiences. Familiar tales from myth and
folklore reveal the patterns in our
own lives and connect us with overlooked
options and inner resources. This
presentation looks at stories of survivors, to
discuss finding courage for recovery.
Discern the shaping influence of life stories.
Recognize psychological patterns reflected in
Use methods of engaging the imagination to
claim emotional resources
Jonathan Young, Ph.D., is a psychologist,
storyteller, and writer on psychological
of stories. He assisted mythologist Joseph
Campbell at seminars and was the Founding
Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives &
Library at the Pacifica Graduate Institute
in Santa Barbara, where he teaches. Dr.
Young’s books and articles focus on personal
mythology. Sections are posted at folkstory.