American College of Professional Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology of Drug Abuse, Pathological Gambling, and Sex Addiction

Time and Location
Thursday May 24, 2007, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conservatory Room

Arthur MacNeill Horton
American College of Professional Neuropsychology

Abstract
Addiction to drugs, gambling, and sex are major international social problems. This workshop will focus on what is known and unknown regarding the neuropsychology of drug abuse, pathological gambling, and sex addiction. The areas covered will include: the neuropsychological effects of abused drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and alcohol; the functional capacity of persons who abuse drugs, and neuropsychological assessment of drug abusers. In addition, the neuropsychology of and characteristics of pathological gamblers and sex addicts will be covered.

The cost of the workshop is $60 to professionals (check payable to “ACPN”) and free to psychology graduate students registered for the APS Convention. Each workshop is approved for 3 hours of American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs). Workshop participants are expected to have some prior training and experience in neuropsychology assessment. Participation in this workshop is not a sufficient basis to engage in professional practice in this area. For registration forms for the workshop, please contact Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr. Ed.D., ABPP. ABPN at 5903 Lone Oak Drive, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814: telephone (301) 530-3417, E-mail: drmachorton@hotmail.com.

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