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Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté is a medical doctor recently retired from active practice. He was a family physician for two decades and for seven years he served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. For twelve years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was the onsite physician at Vancouver’s unique Supervised Injection Site, North America’s ?rst such facility. He is internationally known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, on attention de?cit disorder and other childhood developmental issues, and his breakthrough analysis of addiction as a psycho-physiological response to childhood trauma and emotional loss. He is the author of four best-selling books published in twenty languages on ?ve continents, including When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction. Gabor is the recipient of an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University and an Honorary Degree of Law from the University of Northern British Columbia, among other awards. In 2017 he was named among 150 Canadians as a Di?erence Maker in Mental Health by the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health. He frequently addresses professional and lay audiences in North America and internationally on issues related to childhood development and parenting, physical and mental health and wellness, and addiction. He is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. His next book, now in progress, The Myth of Normal: Finding Our Authentic Self in a Toxic Culture. To learn more, join his e-news list at

2018 Trauma Summit

Robin Shapiro, LISW |  Bessel van der Kolk |  Elspeth Messenger |  Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. |  Gabor Maté |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph.D. |  Janina Fisher, Ph.D. |  ....
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Jun 27, 2018
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£62.00 - 50% off! Standard - £124.00

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