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Cannabis and Mental Health in Veterans:

Critical Insights and Considerations

Virtual
1.25 CE Hour
Clinical
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$25

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Description

The purpose of this live, evidence-based training is to provide current evidence on the effects of cannabis and to discuss how cannabis may impact mental health. The training will help providers better understand the status of the scientific literature around cannabis. Participants will learn about rates and prevalence of use in Veterans and reported rationale for use. The training will give specific attention to the relationship between cannabis use and serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, given the high rates of cannabis use in psychosis.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to increase knowledge about cannabis use and its relationship with mental health, such as anxiety, depression, and psychosis.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current scientific literature about the effects of cannabis use.

  • Identify 3 or more effects of cannabis intoxication.

  • Identify 2 or more effects of cannabis withdrawal and hazards related to cannabis use.

  • Describe the relationship between cannabis and mental health, including anxiety, depression and serious mental illness.

References
  • Schnakenberg Martin, A. M., D’Souza, D. C., Newman, S. D., Hetrick, W. P., & O’Donnell, B. F. (2021). Differential cognitive performance in females and males with regular cannabis use. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 27(6), 570-580.

  • Schnakenberg Martin, A. M., Bonfils, K. A., Davis, B. J., Smith, E. A., Schuder, K., & Lysaker, P. H. (2016). Compared to high and low cannabis use, moderate use is associated with fewer cognitive deficits in psychosis. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 6, 15-21.

  • Schnakenberg Martin, A. M., Ranganathan, M., & D’Souza, D. C. (2023). Cannabis Causes Positive, Negative, and Cognitive Symptoms and Produces Impairments in Electrophysiological Indices of Information Processing. Marijuana and Madness, 156.

Introductory
Clinical
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Psychologists

Pending approval.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by APA Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
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Ashley M. Schnakenberg Martin, PhD

Dr. Schnakenberg Martin earned her PhD in Psychology from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She completed her Predoctoral Internship and MIRECC Fellowship where she specialized in the treatment of serious mental illness and addiction, at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS). She is currently a Research Psychologist at the VACHS and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Schnakenberg Martin has received research support through the National Institute of Health and the Veterans Health Administration to support her work on the relationship between cannabis and mental health, with a particular focus on the use of cannabis in individuals with psychosis.

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