Pride, Policy, Passion

EVENT LOCATION Cumberland Heights: Frist Family Life Center
Event Details
Who: Dr. Michael Hinkley
Where: In person at Cumberland Heights
Cost: $15.00
Ceus: 3
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month

This Event is In Person

Objectives for Presentation:

• Provide background and glossary of LGBTQ+ terminology and pronouns

• Provide insight and implementation tools to integrate specific 2013 SAMHSA recommendations for LGBTQ+ community

• Define and explain Queer Normative™ as it pertains to the programming, milieu and treatment planning for the LGBTQ+ community

• Understanding the family experience to the queer person

• Developing Queer Resilience in the family system

About the Presenter:

Dr. Mike Hinkley is the founder and president of Wildwood Behavioral Health, LLC and Recovery at Wildwood Farm, LLC, and is a credentialed healthcare ethicist. Coupled with the behavioral health agency, Wildwood Farm is Dr. Hinkley’s vision for an evidence-based clinical program designed to create a transformative experience for clients in early recovery. Deeply rooted in the philosophy that recovery requires peace, affirmation, the ability to gain a deep sense of personal worth and wholesome lifestyle, the Wildwood Farm experience is a farm-and-table, adventure-based sober living program uniquely suited for the LGBTQ+ person living with an addiction to alcohol or drugs. The Wildwood Farm community experience allows for time to heal in the safety and comfort of an unexpected Queer Normative™ environment that invites a direct connection to the beauty and simplicity of nature to serve a valuable component of the healing process.

Dr. Hinkley is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders. His professional training is a unique combination of psychotherapy, spiritual guidance, and personal development. He lectures widely on the topic of the LGBTQ+ community and addiction treatment. He served as a parish priest for 20 years while being a healthcare ethicist. Dr. Hinkley’s educational background includes studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Catholic University, Georgetown University, Yale University, the Gregorian University, Alphonsiana University, and Fordham University. Early in his career, he worked with Mother Teresa of Calcutta in both Rome, Italy and Washington, D.C. serving the needs of men with HIV/AIDS, many of whom were IV drug users and unable to access the healthcare system due to the fear and prejudice of that health epidemic. Today, Dr. Hinkley dedicates his efforts to treating clients with chronic addiction and co-occurring disorders, and now this passion is specifically directed toward the LGBTQ+ person living with addiction. He envisions the Wildwood Farm program as serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and others who understand themselves as friends of that community. His favorite quote is from Irenaeus: “The Glory of God is the human person fully alive!” No matter who or what one’s Higher Power is, Dr. Hinkley’s mission is to assist each client in becoming “fully alive.” Dr. Hinkley resides on the Connecticut shoreline with his husband, Taeyeong Park, a professional chef who shares his knowledge and talents at the farmhouse to support the philosophy and experience of the Farm and Table experience.