Recovery, Wellness and the Brain

Traditional medicine has relied heavily on medication to change brain chemistry in order to alleviate behavioral health symptoms. And certainly there is a place for psychopharmacology in the “wellness toolbox”. But as technology improves and we are able to view the living and changing brain, we are coming to understand and appreciate those strategies which can improve neural functioning and which do not necessarily involve pharmaceuticals. This workshop is designed to look at non-pharmaceutical interventions which can enhance and, in some cases impede functioning of the human brain, including trauma and treatments for traumatic exposure.

  1. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:
    1. List three “breakthroughs” which established the foundation of traditional psychopharmacology
    2. Define and distinguish between neuroplasticity and neurogenesis
    3. Summarize the main neurological effects of traumatic exposure
    4. List three non-pharmaceutical interventions which can improve brain functioning
    5. Discuss the future of the ACES study


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
PCB Hours Approved: 
6 hrs
Craig Strickland, PhD
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