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Register Today for the NCRG’s Free Webinar on Addiction as a Syndrome

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 18, 2013

Dr. Debi LaPlanteDr. Sarah NelsonOn Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m., the NCRG will hold the last session in the NCRG’s Webinar Series, titled “Addiction as Syndrome: Implications for Understanding and Treating Gambling Disorders and Other Addictive Disorders.” You can register for this free session online on the NCRG’s webinar webpage.

Recent research on gambling and other behaviors suggests that the existing focus on addictive substances does not adequately capture the origin, nature and processes of addiction. The Harvard Medical School faculty at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance has proposed a new understanding of addiction as a syndrome with multiple expressions, ranging from substance-based disorders to behavioral disorders.

Debi LaPlante, Ph.D., and Sarah Nelson, Ph.D., will discuss how recent research indicates that the specific objects of addiction play a less central role in the development of addiction than previously thought.

The NCRG Webinar Series sessions are approved for one hour of continuing education by:

  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #737)
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (for MFT and LCSW licensure requirements in California) (Approval #PCE 4619)
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors (provider #6474)

Register today and join Drs. LaPlante and Nelson for a thought-provoking exploration of this new model of understanding and the implications for clinical practice.

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