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Danielle Dick Presents

Why You Should Care about the Genetics of Addiction:

Implications for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Now Available On-Demand

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1.5 CE Credits

About the CE Credits Offered
CE Details: 1.5 Diagnosis, Clinical

Counselors: This program has been approved for 1.5 CE clock hours in Diagnosis by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addictions Counselors: This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.

Social Workers:, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2021 – 03/31/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Diagnosis, Clinical continuing education credits.
ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Psychologists: 1.5 Credit - Click here to review Accreditation

Full Details: Learner Notification

About Danielle Dick, PhD

Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Commonwealth Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Human and Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2001 from Indiana University and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. She was on the faculty at Washington University, St. Louis from 2003 – 2007 before joining VCU. Her research involves studying how genetic predispositions interact with environmental factors to contribute to patterns of substance use/misuse and related behavioral disorders across development. She is the founder and current Director of the College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute ( at VCU. She launched and co-directs the Spit for Science project (, which has enrolled over 12,000 college students in order to study substance use and emotional health outcomes in emerging adults. She has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) or site PI on 13 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, and Co-Investigator on another 9 NIH grants, with grant funding totaling >25 million dollars. She is the previous recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and an NIAAA K02 mid-career award. She has >325 peer-reviewed publications, and has won numerous awards, including the Behavior Genetics Association Fuller & Scott Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in 2006, the Fulker Award for best paper published in the journal Behavior Genetics in 2007, the Research Society on Alcoholism Young Investigator Award in 2010, the World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics Richard Todd Award in Child Psychiatry in 2011, the World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award in 2012, the inaugural Indiana University Department of Psychology Young Alumni award in 2013, and the Association of Recovery Schools Award for Outstanding Contribution to Recovery Research in an Education Setting in 2018.

About the Workshop

The field of genetics is rapidly advancing, and personalized medicine promises to change the way we approach prevention, intervention, and treatment. What does this mean for the field of addiction? In this talk, Dr. Dick will provide an update on what we know about the genetics of addiction, how new advances are having an impact on our ability to prevent and intervene in substance use disorders, and how you can apply this knowledge now to help individuals and families.


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Learning Objectives:

 At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe how genetic influences impact substance use disorders
  • Explain the current state of gene identification and precision medicine
  • Identify characteristics that indicate genetic risk
  • Apply knowledge about genetically influenced risk pathways to prevention/intervention efforts

How to Register

To register for the workshop, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to begin the registration process.
  2. You MUST have a profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to before being able to complete your registration. Once you sign up or sign in you will be directed to the workshop registration page to complete your registration.
  3. You MUST use the email address associated with your profile at registration. This is an important step so we can verify attendance accurately.
  4. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the Zoom registration page.
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

By participating, you reaffirm your agreement to comply with the User Terms & Conditions.

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