Saturday, April 15th, 2021
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Live & Interactive Webinar!
Presentation Slides Included!
NCASPPB Approved for 3 Hours of SS (EBT)(PSY)
NAADAC Approved as Provider #211428
NBCC Approved Provider #7091
Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists
Course Level: All Levels
Our understanding of substance use disorder has advanced significantly over the last 3 decades in part due to major progress in genetics and neuroscience research and to the development of new technologies. These advances have illuminated the neurobiological processes through which biological and sociocultural factors contribute to resilience against or vulnerability to drug use and addiction. Substance use disorders are associated with a wide range of short- and long-term health effects. And, of course, long-term use combined with sociocultural factors can develop as psychopathologies such as depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and suicidal behavior. In this course, we will review the neurobiology of addiction, three models of addiction, and evidence-based treatments in working with substance use clients who can also have a dual-diagnosis.
Provide an overview of major substances of use – stimulants, depressants, and other categories.
Discuss the Role of the Central Nervous System in the addictive processes.
Review and discuss the Models of Addiction – Disease, Moral, Psycho-Dynamic, Social, etc.
Examine Evidence-Based Treatment Methodologies used in working with Substance Use Clients.
Implement and Practice Techniques frequently used through case studies & breakout sessions.