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Back by Popular Demand! Duke University’s Dr. Kafui Dzirasa Hosts First NCRG Webinar of 2014

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 17, 2014

Dr. Kafui DzirasaWe are excited to announce the first NCRG webinar of 2014!

The NCRG’s Webinar Series will kick off Friday, January 31 at 2 p.m. with a free 90-minute event featuring Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, neurobiology, bioengineering at Duke University, and his colleagues Drs. Stephen Mague and Gretchen Sprow.

Often, individuals with a gambling disorder also struggle with other psychological difficulties. Research shows that a person with any other psychiatric disorder is 17.4 times more likely to develop a gambling disorder than those without such problems. How does the brain process these co-occurring disorders, and how does that influence how we diagnose and treat gambling disorder?

Titled “The Neurobiological Cocktail of Addiction, Gambling Disorders and Mood Disorders,” Drs. Dzirasa, Mague and Sprow will provide an overview of the many ways that treatment for gambling disorders is impacted by research on mood and anxiety disorders, drug and alcohol abuse. Because of this exciting topic and high demand, the NCRG is expanding this webinar session to 90 minutes for a more in-depth discussion on the issue.

The NCRG Webinar Series provides free, year-round educational opportunities designed to help individuals better understand and address critical issues related to gambling disorders and responsible gaming – without having to leave their own home or office.

These sessions are approved for 1.5 hours 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)

For those who attended, Dr. Dzirasa’s session was one of the highlights of the 2013 NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. This webinar is not to be missed, so register today!

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