Addiction as a Brain Disease: Psychopharmacology and Co-Morbidity with Other Mental Illnesses

Jun 23, 2021 Mental Health

Addiction as a Brain Disease: Psychopharmacology and Co-Morbidity with Other Mental Illnesses

Description

This program offers information on the biological basis and genetic aspects of addiction. A strong relationship exists between the co-occurrence of substance use/addiction and mental disorders such as schizophrenia, PTSD, and depression. Understanding the underlying neuronal mechanisms of this co-morbidity is essential in adopting effective strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatments for clients suffering from addiction. In addition, the biological basis of using pharmacotherapy for alcoholism will be discussed. Through active participation and debates, participants will be able to develop a broad scientific perspective on issues related to addiction and substance use as well as the co-morbidity of addiction with other mental illnesses.

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00amLogin
9:00 – 9:30am Introduction:
A scientific perspective on the psychopharmacology of addiction/substance abuse and co-morbid mental disorders
9:30 – 10:30am Basic anatomical and physiological features of the brain as they relate to addiction and related mental disorders
10:30 – 10:45am Morning Break
10:45 – 11:45am Common underlying neurophysiological and neuro-pharmacological aspects of co-morbidity of addiction and other mental disorders
11:45 – 12:15pm Primary genetic aspects of addiction and co-morbid mental disorders
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch Break
1:15 – 2:15pm Comparison of different treatment models for substance abuse and addiction
2:15 – 2:45pm Scientific basis for existing current therapies for the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions
2:45 – 3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:00 – 4:30pm Practicum application of newly-acquired scientific knowledge for future application in daily practice;
Final Discussion / Q&A



In Collaboration With:

NC AHEC


This presenter is being supported through a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and the NC AHEC Program.

Group Registrations

Registering 5 or more participants from the same agency with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803


Target Audience

Substance use counselors, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical mental health counselors, human service practitioners, administrators, public health professionals, and other mental health professionals interested in this topic

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to develop a broad scientific perspective on the psychopharmacology of addiction/substance abuse and co-morbid mental disorders, and will also be able to:

  • Explain basic anatomical and physiological features of the brain as they relate to addiction and related mental disorders
  • Describe the common underlying neurophysiology/neuropharmacology of co-morbidity of addiction and other mental disorders
  • List primary genetic aspects of addiction and co-morbid mental disorders
  • Describe the medical, psychological, and social consequences of addiction and co-morbid mental disorders
  • Explain the scientific basis for existing current therapies for the treatment of addiction
  • Demonstrate in practicum how newly acquired scientific knowledge may be applied in daily practice to better help patients with specific conditions

Faculty

  • Dr. Amir Rezvani, PhD

Sessions

Addiction as a Brain Disease: Psychopharmacology and Co-Morbidity with Other Mental Illnesses
6/23 9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Credits

.600 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.6 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

6.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 6.00 Contact Hours.

6.000 NBCC Hours


Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 6.00 hours

6.000 NAADAC


This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 6.00 hours.

6.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 6.00 hours Category A.

Fees

$164.00 Registration Fee
Applies 6/17/21–6/23/21
$90.00 Registration Fee - Peer Support Specialist (May be asked to present proof of peer support status)
Applies 6/17/21–6/23/21
Register Brochure / Registration Form