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Neurocognitive Precursors of Substance Misuse Corresponding to Risk, Resistance, and Resilience Pathways: Implications for Prevention Science

About the Course

This ADVANCED course discusses the neuroscience behind substance misuse as it applies to prevention science. It is science intensive discussing the biology and neurocognitive pathways of the brain. It includes: The Accumulative Risk Model, Putatively Distinct Developmental Trajectories, Putative Underpinnings of Distinct Developmental Trajectories, Neurocognitive Pathways to Substance Misuse, Risk for Substance Misuse, Environmental Influences, Neurological Development, Stress Exposures and Physiological Reactivity, Cognitive and Behavioral Phenotypes, Delayed Risk for Substance Misuse, Resilience and Resistance to Substance Misuse, Neurocognitive Factors Relating to Adaptive Pathways, Neuroimaging Correlates of Adaptive Pathways, Delineating Resilience and Resistance, Methodological Approaches to Distinguish Trajectories, and the Potential for Prevention.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Neurocognitive Precursors of Substance Misuse Corresponding to Risk, Resistance, and Resilience Pathways: Implications for Prevention Science created by Emma Jane Rose, PhD et al. in 2019.

Publication Date:

Front. Psychiatry 10:399 Jun 2019

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were 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.

Emma Jane Rose, PhD

Emma Jane Rose is a professor at The Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment (P-TRAN), The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. Her primary research focus is on using a translational neuroscience approach to delineate changes in brain structure and function. She has had mutiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Giorgia Picci, PhD

Dr. Picci is a developmental neuroscientist interested in how early life experiences (e.g., child abuse, neglect, discrimination) shape neurodevelopment and mental health outcomes. She is the director of Cognitive Affective Neurodevelopment in Youth Lab, Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Recommended For:

Prevention professionals at all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. List Neurocognitive factor that apply to prevention science.
  2. Identify risk models, genetic factors, and neurocognitive factors that increase and mitigate risk.
  3. Describe The Accumulative Risk Model and how it applies to both risk and prevention.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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