Instructor: Steven Berkowitz

No image available Biography: Dr. Steven Berkowitz MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and professor in psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he directs the Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment (START) Center. START's clinic provides treatment to children, families, and adults with the conviction that a lifespan and developmental frame is essential to effective treatment. He received his MD from Drexel University and did his psychiatry training at Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center, where he was on faculty from 1995-2009. Dr. Berkowitz has been at CUSOM for two and a half years. Previously, he was at the University of Pennsylvania SOM from 2009-2018. His career has focused on the prevention, intervention, and treatment of traumatized children, adults, and families. He has a particular focus on the impact of early life stress throughout the lifespan. Dr. Berkowitz's work has been featured in top national news outlets, and he is a go-to national expert for media for mental health issues at the forefront of the current pandemic.

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Chronic stress can both exacerbate chronic pain conditions and trigger various states of physical or emotional pain. There is also solid evidence for a strong link between early-life and later-life chronic stress and increased risk of various addictions. The link between chronic pain and drug addiction is well known. This conference will present the cutting-edge science regarding the interactions among this triad and demonstrate how the Functional Medicine approach can help with these drivers of modern, chronic disease.
Live Webinar Stream, 16.5 CE Hours, June 3-5, 2021