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Understanding the relationship between cannabis use and common mental health conditions


Understanding the relationship between cannabis use and common mental health conditions

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: May 17, 2019 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Kendall Browne, Ph.D.

Details: This presentation aims to provide the audience with an overview of what is known about the relationship between cannabis use and common mental health conditions experienced by Veteran populations, with an emphasis on the relationship between cannabis use and PTSD. This presentation will include information on the prevalence rates of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder among Veterans, the relationship between cannabis use and common mental health symptoms (e.g., PTSD, anxiety, sleep), the overlap between PTSD symptoms and cannabis withdrawal, the impact of cannabis on PTSD treatment course and outcomes, and possible psychoeducation, assessment, and intervention options for individuals with cannabis use disorder. To provide context for this content, neurobiological findings and known health risks associated with cannabis use will be briefly reviewed.

Objectives: Develop basic knowledge of the prevalence and common consequences of cannabis use; Build basic knowledge of the relationship between cannabis use and common mental health conditions; Gain basic knowledge of psychoeducation topics, assessment tools, and interventions that can be used during clinical practice when working with Veterans considering using or currently using cannabis.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.