Cannabis Use Disorder: A Training for Health Care Professionals


Cannabis Use Disorder: A Training for Health Care Professionals
Event on 2016-09-20 08:30:00
This training will provide health care professionals with a foundation of research that explains the effects of marijuana on the brain, both in terms of how it creates the experience of being ‘high’ and the unintended consequences of this experience. Research studies will be presented that establish a body of knowledge that enables clinicians to explain their concerns better to patients/clients. The ultimate goal of this training is to increase the confidence of clinicians in treating patients/clients with Cannabis Use Disorder and having the information to counter their misconceptions. Upon completion of this program, the health care provider will be able to: Describe the latest scientific foundations of marijuana research and the effects on the brain. Assess a patient for Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) utilizing the neuroscience of addiction, including symptoms of CUD, and the facets, symptoms and clinical significance of CUD withdrawal. Understand the dynamics and epidemiology of marijuana use and misuse, specifically in adolescents, young adults and pregnant/breastfeeding women. Evaluate the patient’s response to sophisticated motivational interviewing skills and clinical strategies when addressing cannabis addiction. This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider No. PCE2834 The California Board of Registered Nursing has approved the County of Sonoma-Department of Health as a continuing education course provider. Provider No. 12787. This course is approved for 4 BRN CE contact hours. For more information call the Sonoma County Dept. of Health Services at (707) 565-6680 Please arrive for sign-in between 7:45 – 8:15 Light Breakfast Provided

at Lucchesi Community Center
320 N. McDowell Blvd.
Penngrove, United States

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