Brain regions responsible for evaluating potential consequences and in self-regulation are still developing during adolescence. High risk drinking patterns may be neurotoxic and negatively impact developmental trajectory of these adolescents. This course explores neuroscience mechanisms involved in behavioral addiction treatment. The authors conclude that there is a need to better understand therapist language and its impact on the developing brain.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Time for a Paradigm Shift: The Adolescent Brain in Addiction Treatment created by Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, PhD et al. in 2022.
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Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, PhD
Dr. Seghete's clinical expertise is in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations and working with women and children who have experienced interpersonal trauma. Her research is focused on neurobiological risk factors for psychopathology assessed primarily through neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, and behavioral tasks, and direct translational science that incorporates mechanistic studies and clinical trials. Dr. Seghete is interested in populations at heightened risk due to prior trauma or psychiatric histories, with a particular emphasis on understanding how periods of heightened neuroplasticity, particularly adolescence and the perinatal period, simultaneously confer vulnerability and potential for increased responsivity to intervention. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Francesca Filbey, PhD
Dr. Filbey is one of the leading researchers in the area of cognitive neuroscience of addiction, utilizing neuroimaging tools to study the reward system of the brain. Filbey’s research focuses on identifying the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie reward-seeking behavior with the goal of discovering biomarkers as well as targets for intervention. She has published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker with experience in many different treatment settings and with a wide range of client populations. She has worked in residential care, secure and forensic settings, and in emergency rooms. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and holds certificates in EMDR, Trauma Informed Services, and Domestic Violence. She is currently working as a therapist in an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for moderate to advanced levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Recognize the impact of therapist language on the adolescent brain in addiction treatment.
Identify key brain areas involved in the development of self-awareness.
Distinguish among confrontational, mindful, and complex reflection counselor statements.
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