The downstream effect of childhood trauma has been well documented regarding the biological and psychosocial impacts. This presentation will highlight the neurobiological changes associated with ACEs that function as a "primer" for the onset of addiction and related behaviors. It will conclude with principles for influencing these same pathways that assist with restoration of the mind and health downstream effect of childhood trauma has been well documented regarding the biological and psychosocial impacts.
Susie Wiet, MD is an integrative developmental psychiatrist with expertise in holistic
treatment of trauma-addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex psychiatric disorders. She is
the founder and owner of Sovegna (a multi-disciplinary treatment center for recovery) and
the Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative (multi-disciplinary volunteer organization). During her
personal time, she enjoys learning from her children, celebrating time with family and
friends, expanding her creativity, practicing yoga, and deepening her faith.
She graduated from Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL) and trained at the University of Utah in General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (fellowship). She holds three American Medical Board certifications: General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. She is a member of several professional organizations, most recently Institute of Functional Medicine.
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