This conference will provide a deeper look into trauma and addiction, exploring the link between epigenetics and neuroplasticity with the resultant change in physiology, motivation, and behavior. The topic of meaning and purpose in a therapeutic setting will be discussed as an opening to an existential approach to psychotherapy and motivation. The principles of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the violent or suicidal client with co-morbid mental illness and substance use disorders will be examined. Additionally, case studies will highlight the acute and chronic behavioral neurobiology of the stimulant user.
Participant will be able to: