UNC Horizons Annual Conference

UNC-Horizons hosts an annual conference focusing on the needs of women and their children affected by substance abuse and related issues. Watch this page for updates related to our conference!

When Apr 11, 2012
from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Friday Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919.966.9803
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The keynote speaker will be Stephanie Covington, Ph.D, L.C.S.W. The presentation is titled, "The Addiction-Trauma Connection: Spirals of Recovery and Healing."

Dr. Stephanie Covington is a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. Recognized for her pioneering work in the area of women's issues, Dr. Covington specializes in the development and implementation of gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment in both the public and private sectors. Her books and curriculums include: A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover; Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women; A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps; Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women; and Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for a day of comprehensive and enlightening presentations.  Click here to see a full schedule and to register.

Panel of Providers:

Challenges in the Management of the Pregnant Opiate Dependent Woman and Her Newborn.

A panel of Health providers will share their knowledge and address questions from conference participants on this topic during the afternoon keynote. Email questions to: horizons_conference@med.unc.edu.

Choose one of the following interactive workshops for the morning session, and one for the afternoon:

  • Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment (morning workshop only), and Healing Trauma: Strategies for Abused Women (afternoon workshop only) – Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., LCSW.
  • Attachment in Troubled Families: Parent-Child Interaction Styles and Treatment Implications (morning workshop only), and Attachment in Troubled Families: Adult Attachment Styles and Treatment Implications (afternoon workshop only) – Betty Rintoul, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Director of Encouraging Connections, providing early childhood mental health
  • The Effects of Trauma and Addiction on Children and the Parent/Child Relationship – Donna Potter, LCSW, Center for Child and Family Health (morning workshop only)
  • The Neurobiological and Behavioral Factors Underlying Mother-Infant Interaction: A Multi-Site Research Study in Progress – UNC Mother-Infant Biobehavioral Research Group (afternoon workshop only)

Registration fee of $85 includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks ($80 per person for groups of three or more from the same agency who register and pay together). $60 for students/retirees (copy of student ID must be attached). MH & SA CEUs applied for with NCSAPCB.

Wednesday April 11, 2012 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Friday Center, Chapel Hill NC
For more information, call (919) 966-9803

Registration forms are available on our conference brochure.  

Please click to download the brochure.

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