Disease Model of Addiction

The purpose of the training is to increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the latest science involving the brain and mind, including special attention to the latest research in neuroplasticity of the brain and how the brain works in daily life. For the clinician (mental health practitioner or substance abuse counselors) the course will focus on a discussion of how and why a disease model of substance use disorders matters to the mental health and addictions counseling professions; and why the concepts of neuroplasticity matter as revolutionary when considering both historical and contemporary approaches to understanding and treating the clients we serve in our careers.

Educational Objectives

After attending the course, a participant will be able to:

• Discuss the latest science involving the brain and mind
• Describe healthy brain functioning including the neurological subsystems involved
• Illustrate the principles of neuroplasticity that supports active engagement and positive client gains in counseling

Available Continuing Education:

— 3.5 hours —

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Certified Public Health (CPH)

DMH-Addiction Therapist

DMH- Community Support Specialist

DMH-Licensed Administrator

DMH-Mental Health Therapist

NBCC/LPC

Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP)

NAADAC *pending

Social Work

Presenter

Bernard Matherne, Jr., BBA, ICADCI, ACRPS

Location

MSPHI

829 Wilson Drive Suite C
Ridgeland MS 39157

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Date

Jul. 10, 2018

Time

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter

Bernard Matherne, Jr., BBA, ICADCI, ACRPS

Location

MSPHI

829 Wilson Drive Suite C
Ridgeland MS 39157

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