Featured Speakers


Donnie Goodman

Donald (“Donnie”) Goodman, MA/NCC, LMHP Donnie Goodman was born and raised on the plains of South Dakota and Nebraska. He earned his undergraduate degree from Morningside College in Sioux City and his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. During this period he also spent formative time working on the Rosebud Reservation in Mission. Donnie has been a National Certified Counselor since 1994. Donnie joined the staff of Seattle Counseling…

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Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.

Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, and a Senior Scientist with the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary research interests are the assessment and…

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Dr. Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté, M.D., is a physician and best-selling author whose books have been published in twenty languages internationally. His interests include child development, the mind-body unity in health and illness, and the treatment of addictions. Gabor has worked in palliative care and as a family physician, and for fourteen years practiced addiction medicine in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. As a speaker he regularly addresses professional and lay audiences throughout North America. He…

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Tonier Cain

Tonier Cain, Consumer Advocate and Consultant, has 83 arrests, 66 convictions, and hundreds of requests to serve as the keynote speaker in front of audiences that include the United Nations , the President and Commander in Chief of the United States, government agencies, teachers, community and civic organizations, and convicted felons.  Featured in the documentary “Behind Closed Doors: Trauma Survivors and the Psychiatric System,” and the subject of the award…

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Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT, ACRPS, CADC-II

Dr. Grinstead is author of the book Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope as well as author of several other pain management books including Managing Pain and Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. He is an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System (please visit www.freedomfromsufferingnow.com for more information). He has been…

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