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The Neuroscience of High-Risk Behavior: Developmental Effects on Executive Functioning
Recorded on June 21, 2021
On Demand Education
Free
1 CE Hour
Substance Abuse
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Description

The Neuroscience of High-Risk Behavior: Developmental Effects on Executive Functioning elucidates how substances and other risky behavior affect healthy neurodevelopment, the role of genetics in addiction, the effect of environment, and implications for prevention and treatment for children, teens, and adults. Dr. Crystal Collier, author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide, teaches clinicians how to teach the neuroscience of addiction to kids and adults that encourages them to protect their executive functioning skills, empowers parents to explore genetic testing for addiction, and enables teachers and counselors to develop consistent, brain-based prevention programming, clinical skills, and sound policy.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives
  • To describe how high-risk behavior such as alcohol, drugs, and risky behavior such as technology overuse, gambling, and pornography affect youth brain development.
  • To describe the role of genetics in addiction risk, cognitive, affective, and behavioral expressions depending upon environment and epigenetics.
  • To apply prevention science techniques consistently within families and schools to achieve long-lasting protective effects.
CE Details
Introductory
Substance Abuse

This program has been approved 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

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.

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 programing.

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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.

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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
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Crystal Collier

Crystal Collier, PhD, herself a person in long-term recovery, is a therapist and educator who has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavioral problems and substance use disorders since 1991. Her area of expertise includes adolescent brain development, prevention programming, parent coaching, addiction, family-of-origin work, and training new clinicians.

Dr. Collier’s comprehensive prevention model, which teaches the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to children, teens, teachers and parents, was selected for the 2015 Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In 2018, she received the Torch Bearer Award for her work in the field of addiction from the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. In the same year, The Hope and Healing Center and Institute in Houston, TX, granted Dr. Collier a research fellowship to support the completion of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide. In 2019, she received the Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Alternative Peer Groups and was acknowledged as Counselor of the Year by the Houston Counseling Association.

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