Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

American College of Professional Neuropsychology

ACPN Workshop: Neuropsychology of Drug Abuse, Pathological Gambling and Sex Addiction

Thursday May 27, 2010, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Republic Ballroom A

Arthur MacNeill Horton
American College of Professional Neuropsychology

Addictions 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 also be covered.

Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., Ed.D., ABPP, ABPN earned his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia and holds Diplomates in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and a Diplomate in Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN). Dr. Horton has written or edited 15 books and his most recent book is the HANDBOOK OF FORENSIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, SECOND EDITION, edited with Lawrence C. Hartlege, Ph. D. ABPP, ABN (Springer Publishing Company, 2010). Dr. Horton is a Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). Previously, Dr. Horton worked as a program administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse with responsibilities for Clinical Neuropsychology and now he is in independent practice in Towson, Columbia and Bethesda, Maryland and consults on research issues related to clinical neuropsychology and substance abuse.

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University