Course Description

This symposium will present research showing that biological and neuroscience technologies and findings incorporated into intervention protocols can improve effectiveness and benefit a greater number of prevention and treatment recipients. Speakers will discuss their work and those of others that are aligned with a translational basic science approach to developing interventions that more effectively disrupt pathways to substance use disorders (SUDs).  Presentations will span the translational spectrum, from preclinical and basic research, to program development and efficacy trials, to implementation in real-world settings.  As such, beginning with a discussion of relevant neuroscience findings, applications of mechanistic information will be reviewed that have been amassed as a blueprint to develop adaptive intervention strategies that more specifically target underlying generators of the phenomenon we seek to prevent. From there, the discussion will turn to methodological advances that enable optimization of programs and clinical trials to compare personalized intervention models to one-size-fits-all” approaches.  And finally, speakers will address translation of this growing science to clinicians, practitioners, and policymakers.  

The target audience for this symposium are psychologists who work with patients who struggle with problems from substance use or those who have an increased risk for SUD and individuals interested in substance use prevention.

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Continuing Education Requirements

This course is eligible for 3 APA CE Credits. The steps to receive credit are listed below.

    1. Applying Neuroscience Concepts, Technologies, and Methods to Substance Use Prevention

    1. Symposium Evaluation

Course at a Glance

  • $125.00
  • 3.5 hours of video content
  • 3 APA continuing education credits will be offered.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • To identify advances in neuroscience that directly address outstanding questions in the prevention and intervention sciences.

  • To describe how evidence-based interventions have potential to improve neurodevelopmental trajectories of children and adolescents and, in turn, lead to more positive and adaptive outcomes.

  • To describe how neuroscience-informed interventions can be targeted to benefit specific subtypes of recipients more so than programs we currently offer.

  • To explain how public health policies can be informed by this knowledge to improve on their ability to effectuate positive change.

  • To explain the implications of this work for the design of a larger social fabric that protects children and adolescents from adverse social conditions that otherwise lead to negative outcomes.

Pricing options

Select the pricing option that fits you best. *Note: This purchase is for APA continuing education credit ONLY. The symposium is free to attend but registration is required.

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