Live In-Person | Dopamine Demystified with Dr. Anna Lembke

$ 325.00

Dopamine Demystified: Evidence-Based Strategies to Foster Client Change in the Age of Overconsumption

Starts April 18, 2024 @ 8:30am MST ( 7:30am PT, 9:30am CT, 10:30 ET)

This groundbreaking CE training day features Dr. Anna Lembke, a distinguished psychiatrist and addiction medicine expert. With her practical, science-informed approach, she will take you on a journey through her DOPAMINE framework, unveiling powerful strategies to help both you and your clients navigate the age of overindulgence. Prepare to demystify the complexities of compulsive behavior and unlock the keys to lasting change in this one-of-a-kind workshop.


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Description

Dopamine Demystified: Evidence-Based Strategies to Foster Client Change in the Age of Overconsumption

Led by Anna Lembke, MD

In Sandy, Utah | Thursday, April 18, 2024

In a world overflowing with dopamine-rich distractions, it is easy to feel like we are constantly on the edge of overconsumption. However, what if there was a roadmap to understanding and effectively managing this dopamine-driven age? Join us for a groundbreaking CE training day featuring Dr. Anna Lembke, a distinguished psychiatrist and addiction medicine expert. With her practical, science-informed approach, she will take you on a journey through the DOPAMINE framework, unveiling powerful strategies to help both you and your clients navigate the age of overindulgence. Prepare to demystify the complexities of compulsive behavior and unlock the keys to lasting change in this one-of-a-kind workshop.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 

  • Analyze the type, quantity, and frequency of common substances and behaviors to enhance client awareness
    and facilitate data-informed risk discussions.
  • List the underlying motivations driving clients’ behaviors and assess the disparity between their intentions and outcomes.
  • Explain the neurobiological mechanisms involved in processing pleasure and pain in the human brain.
  • Describe the dopamine fast and explain the scientific concept of hormesis—controlled discomfort to counter addiction-related issues.
  • Plan a dopamine fast as an intervention for clients.
  • Explain radical honesty as a way to strengthen the prefrontal cortex and promote a mindset of abundance.
  • Plan for discussions with clients regarding abstinence versus moderation so clients can set goals and make informed decisions about their consumption patterns.
  • Develop a detailed plan for consumption that will guide clients in their consumption patterns until their next visit.

 

Program Agenda

Times shown are Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Check-in opens at 7:30 AM MST

Morning Session
8:30 am MST
(7:30am PT
10:30am ET)

Introductions

  • Data: Analyze the type, quantity, and frequency of common substances and/or behaviors (gambling, gaming, sex) to enhance client/patient awareness and assist with data informed discussions of risk. 
  • Objectives: Explore reasons that clients/patients use substances and behaviors as well as the gap between intentions and outcomes. 
10:00 am 15 Minute Break
10:15 am
  • Problems: Explain how our brains process pleasure and pain, and how chronic exposure to intoxicants tilts the hedonic (joy) set-point to the side of pain, contributing to depression, anxiety, and craving (i.e. the neuroscience of addiction).
  • Abstinence and Asceticism: Prepare the patient for a dopamine fast using self-binding strategies to reset reward pathways. Explore the science of hormesis: Using pain to treat pain. 
12:00 pm Break for Lunch
Afternoon Session
1:15 pm
  • Mindfulness: Gain a new understanding of the dopamine fast as an opportunity for self-reflection and a time to reacquaint ourselves with boredom.
  • Insight: Describe how radical honesty can increase awareness by strengthening the prefrontal cortex, as well as promote intimacy and foster a plenty mindset.
3:00 pm 15 Minute Break
3:15 pm
  • Next Steps: Discuss pros and cons of abstaining and consider future goals, that is whether to continue to abstain or return to using in moderation. 
  • Experiment: List a detailed plan for consumption going forward and a method of data collection going forward, then allow the client/patient to venture forth and experiment with a new pattern of consumption until they return for another visit.
4:40 pm Open Q&A
5:00 pm End Session
5:10 pm Book Signing

Additional information

CE Details

This training is approved for 6 CE Hours by NBCC and OPA. Other Associations are under review or pending.

6 CE Credits/Hours are approved for attending, live online on in-person, and must attend the entire workshop. 
Requirements and instructions may vary depending on the accrediting bodies, professional organizations affiliated with your license, and each state's licensing board. We try to align our workshops with relevant guidelines and standards issued by approved professional organizations listed below. However, confirming that the content and CE hours offered by our workshops meet the specific criteria set forth by your licensing board or organization is advisable.

Each state has different regulations for CE credits. Please check with your state board to ensure credit will be applicable to your needs. The CE sponsors and program organizers are not to be held responsible in the event that your state board will not accept credit. Check back frequently as new CE Unit Approvals may be added leading up to the event.

All attendees will be required to check in and out at breaks, attend the workshop in full, and complete the course evaluation in order to earn CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Attendees should complete all required steps to earn CE credit within 30 days after the conclusion of the workshop.

CE Association Approvals

The Following Associations have Approved this program for LIVE Continuing Education credit
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Dopamine Demystified: Evidence-Based Strategies to Foster Client Change in the Age of Overconsumption, Led by Dr Anna Lembke
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COUNSELORS
NBCC – Suncrest Counseling P.C. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7258. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Suncrest Counseling P.C. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

PSYCHOLOGISTS
UPA – This program is approved by the Utah Psychological Association for 6 Continuing Education Credits
OPA-MCE – Suncrest Counseling is an Ohio Psychological Association – Mandatory Continuing Education Approved Provider.  #562578009

SOCIAL WORKERS
NASW – This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886691963-9550) for 6 continuing education contact hours.
NASW-NJ – This course, Dopamine Demystified: Evidence Based Strategies to Foster Client Change in the Age of Overconsumption, Approval #20231205-2, provided by Suncrest Counseling is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive 6 clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

Marriage and Family Therapists
UAMFT – This program is approved by the Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Completion Certificate
If your association is not listed, Suncrest can provide a certificate of completion for this workshop for participants who completed the full workshop, attended each session, and also completed the evaluation survey within 7 days of the training. Certificate will be for 6 CE Hours

Refund and Cancelations Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to events@suncrestcounseling.com and will be honored as follows:
Suncrest is happy to offer refunds to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 10 days in advance of the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $75. If canceled within 10 days before the event, no refund will be issued. In some cases, a credit for the same amount can be applied toward another future learning event, which expires within 1 year.

In the rare case that we need to cancel an event due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make every effort to notify attendees with as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be given the opportunity to attend the event on the new date or transfer tuition to another event.

We don’t provide refunds due to:

Attendee technology problems: It is the responsibility of the webinar attendee to test their computer setup prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at your home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will consider issuing a refund. Access to the recording of the event will be available for up to 60 days, though live attendance is required for CE credits.

Attendee email issues: Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the webinar login instruction email due to issues like restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the attendee’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the webinar

No shows: Registrants who do not attend or participate in the live seminar in-person or online will not be entitled to a refund. For events that are recorded the video will be available a few days following the event and for up to 60 days – live attendance is required for CE credits.

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