7/16 - Behavioral Health Professional's Webinar - Featuring Dr. Robert Weathers

Jul 15, 2014 by University Communications

You're Invited To A Free C.E. Webinar: Recovery Without Shame or Stigma Contribution from the Neuroscience of Addiction

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST

Sovereign Health Group welcomes Dr. Bob Weathers, Curriculum Director at California Southern University. He has more than 35 years of experience in educating graduate-level clinicians. Formerly a professor of clinical psychology at Pepperdine University, he has also taught in graduate psychology programs at Loma Linda University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Argosy University, and California State University, San Bernardino.

In addition to having served as founding clinical director of a local, nationally recognized residential drug and alcohol treatment center for adults, Dr. Weathers has decades of professional experience in providing psychotherapy and coaching to clients presenting with the entire range of clinical issues and concerns.

A sought-after speaker and prolific writer, Dr. Weathers' current research areas of interest focus on reducing shame and stigma in addiction and recovery by means of instructing clients and their families about addiction and the brain. His lifelong commitment to education also motivates his constantly working toward creating and sharing success strategies for online higher education.

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For any questions, please contact Claudia Burton at [email protected] or 949-392-3371


Course Abstract

The centerpiece of this presentation is dedicated to providing as simple and accessible an introduction to the neuroscience of addiction as possible. But the guiding rationale behind this ongoing project has more direct, clinical implications. Addiction and recovery are unfortunately often hamstrung by personal feelings of shame and cultural attitudes of stigma. In this presentation, we intend to explore in-depth the usefulness of applying up-to-date, evidence-based concepts from neuroscience. The aim is to provide clinical tools for reducing the shame and stigma that so often accompany addiction and recovery --- whether for the client in recovery, his/her spouse and family, and even the therapist. Our specific focus throughout this lecture/dialogue is on summarizing and practically applying recent findings from neuroscience about addiction as an empirically documented brain disease


Course Objectives

  1. Differentiate between shame and stigma
  2. Name four primary brain circuits in addictions
  3. Apply neuroscience to common stigmatizing messages


This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for MFT's, LPCC's, LEP's, and/or LCSW's required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) provider number - PCE5216

This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for addiction professionals required by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) provider number - 130835.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP16424, for 1 Contact Hour.

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