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October 2018

Region 2 – Off-Site Training – Core 3 & 4

October 18
Boston Children’s Health Physicians, 40 Saw Mill River Rd
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Region 2 – Specialty Training – The Effects of Addictive Drugs on the Adolescent Brain

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Four Winds Saratoga – Mastrianni Hall, 30 Crescent Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Regionally-specific neurochemical changes underlie the development and progression of addiction. These changes are thought to produce cravings – often associated with both acute and chronic symptoms of withdrawal. While addictive substances and behaviors produce unique changes in these specific chemicals, the degree to which they do depends, to a large degree, on the substance and behaviors abused. This presentation will identify these neurochemical changes and demonstrate alterations that develop as a function of the addictive substance. In addition, studies will…

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December 2018

Region 2 – Specialty Training – Psychological Testing: What is it? When to use it? How to use?

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Four Winds Hospital, 800 Cross River Rd,
Katonah,, NY 10536 United States
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Attendees will develop an understanding of the technology of psychological testing and its scientific basis, how it differs from other methods of clinical assessment, and what unique advantages it offers; Attendees will become familiar with some of the more commonly used instruments and understand how they are combined to provide a psychometric basis for diagnosis and formulation of behavioral and emotional problem; Attendees will learn when psychological testing can be most helpful in differentiating, identifying, quantifying the kinds of emotional,…

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