Thursday April 30, 2020
The Biltmore Hotel, Miami

Held in conjunction with SHE RECOVERS in MIAMI EVENT (May 1-3)

With Keynote Dr. Stephanie Covington:
The Addiction-Trauma Connection:  A Woman’s Pathway to Wellness

Registration open now!

Early Bird Pricing $199 usd (until February 29, 2020). Regular Pricing $249 usd

6 CEs (Applied For)

Welcome to the first-ever SHE RECOVERS symposium for healing professionals. Over the course of one full day (Thursday April 30th) we will explore the promising new pathways and emerging approaches that are helping women find freedom from addiction, unhealthy relationships, trauma, anxiety and stress, disordered eating, emotional challenges, workaholism—whatever the barrier or hurdle to experiencing optimal health, connection and happiness. As healing professionals, we get to help our clients and patients become the women they want to be—the women they are meant to be. This is sacred work, and we have so much to learn from and with one another.

Who Should Attend

This symposium is designed for primary-care physicians, nurses, midwives, gynecologists, counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, social workers, coaches and all others that provide care and support for women. CEs will be available for licensed professionals.

Our Program

8:00 am: Registration

8:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Healing Her Way: Mobilizing Our Collective Wisdom, Experience and Strength
Dawn Nickel, PhD

8:30 – 9:30 am: Keynote
The Addiction-Trauma Connection: A Woman’s Pathway to Wellness
Dr. Stephanie Covington

Hear from the leading expert on effective, integrated and trauma-informed treatment services for women, including guiding principles that you, as a helping professional, can apply in any setting (inpatient, outpatient, private practice, therapeutic community, criminal justice) and modality (individual, group or family therapy).

9:30 – 10:00 am: Q&A with Dr. Stephanie Covington

10:00 – 10:20 am: Break and Networking

10:20 – 11:20 am: Panel Discussion
The Power of We: Finding and Fostering Community
Moderator TBA
Our panelists will discuss trending ways that young women, older women, LGBTQ individuals and professions are connecting in-person and online.

11:20 – 12:20 pm: Lunch and Connections

12:20 – 1:20 pm: Healing Shame with Expressive Arts Therapy
Dr. Jamie Marich
Discover the breakthrough potential of expressive arts therapy in trauma-focused recovery, a process that helps women transform internalized perceptions of shame into new messages that support the healing journey.

1:20 – 2:20 pm: Table Talk
Self-Care for Healing Professionals: Sharing What Works
Moderator TBD
How do you refuel? Where do you find inspiration? What gives you strength? Let’s take an opportunity to share tips and techniques for practicing the self-compassion we want our clients and patients to experience and embrace.

2:20 – 2:35 pm: Break

2:35 – 3:20 pm: Promising Ways Forward: Field Notes and Future World
Melissa Hawkins, MS
Addiction counselor and family therapist Melissa Hawkins reflects on the changes she’s seen over 20 years of working with women who struggle with eating disorders, love addiction and workaholism, emerging trends in the treatment field, and what informs and inspires her work moving forward.

3:20 – 4:20 pm: Empowering Recovery: Integrated Care and “Warm Handoffs”
Dr. Morgan Birch
Dr. Birch will present a Case Study on the Pregnancy & Beyond Program, a component of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky (PCCEK). Designed for families with opioid addiction, Pregnancy & Beyond is a highly integrated recovery-oriented system of care that supports recovery pregnant and mothering women – as well as the entire family.

4:20 – 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks

Dawn Nickel, PhD

Dawn Nickel, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Covington

Dr. Stephanie Covington

Dr. Jamie Marich

Dr. Jamie Marich

Melissa Hawkins, MS

Melissa Hawkins, MS

Dr. Morgan Birch

Dr. Morgan Birch

Come for the Symposium and Stay for SHE RECOVERS in MIAMI!

SHE RECOVERS in MIAMI is taking place on Friday through Sunday immediately following the Symposium. Join us for our third signature conference event which will highlight and celebrate strength, diversity, inclusion, and innovation…by women for women.

(Symposium and Conference ticketed separately)


We secured a block of rooms for the night before and the night of the Symposium at the Biltmore Hotel (Symposium venue). The rate is $279 usd per night (double occupancy, before taxes and fees). Book your room onlineEnter Group Code 4482. Or call the Biltmore at 305.445.1926 or toll free 1.800.727.1926 and refer to Group Code 4482 “SHE RECOVERS” Room Block.

If you need a room for the weekend event as well check out our Overflow Room Block at the Hyatt – only two miles away (rate $210 per night, before taxes and fees). Book Hyatt HERE.

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