This webinar discusses how the brain disease model came into being and proposes an alternate theory of addiction. In this riveting and provocative talk, neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the convincing case that addiction isn’t a disease at all. Using personal stories and robust science, he explains how addiction really impacts our brains, and how neuroplasticity and a developmental approach to treatment can help to overcome it.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, The Neuroscience of Addiction – With Marc Lewis created by Marc Lewis, PhD in 2016.
The Royal Institution 2016
Course Material Author
Marc Lewis, PhD
Dr. Lewis is a neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology. He has authored or coauthored more than fifty journal articles in neuroscience and developmental psychology. Presently, he speaks and blogs on topics in addiction science.
Marc Lewis, PhD authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Sandi Cardaman is a Licensed Mental Health counselor who has been working in the field for more than 13 years. In that time she has worked as a counselor and provided supervision to interns. Sandi has worked with clients struggling with eating disorders, domestic violence and mood disorders as well as those dealing with the dependency system.
Addiction professionals. counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Idenitfy the learning mechanisms that create and maintain addictions.
Discuss the negative effects of the disease model.
List possible treatments for a non-disease model.
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Faculty: Sandi Cardaman
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