American College of Professional Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology of Drug Abuse, Pathological Gambling, and Sex Addiction

Time and Location
Thursday May 22, 2008, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arkansas

Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
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 offered for 3 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEs). ACPN is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACPN maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 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 more information, contact Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr. by e-mail at drmachorton@hotmail.com.

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