2018 UCAP Conference
Exposing Untreated Trauma – The Common Thread in Addiction and a Multitude of Mental Health Problems
This presentation will expose trauma. We will explore neurobiology, causation, the key roles of trauma in addiction, what trauma does to people, and effective treatments. This lively session is sure to provoke thought and attendees will leave with a better understanding of how trauma plays into the need to disassociate and self-medicate.
With over 15 years in behavioral health and dual diagnosis treatment, Jeremy designed and founded the Utah Addiction Centers. Specializing in holistic and person centered treatment for mental health and addictions.
As a clinical therapist, he specializes in the treatment of substance abuse, sexual/pornography addiction, and compulsive behaviors. He also specializes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Personality Disorders. He completed his Master’s in Social Work at the University of Utah and is certified by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), is a National Interventionist II, National Chemical Addiction Counselor II, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, and is a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist (CSAT/CMAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). He is a past president of the Association of Utah Substance Abuse Professionals and has served on multiple state and national boards for the treatment of mental health and substance abuse.
In 1995, he married his wife Emily and together they have four children. Cherished time with his family often includes outdoor activities including four wheeling, hiking, hunting, and traveling. He is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and may start golfing when he is too old to mountain bike.