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Friday Forum Encore: The Addicted Brain
Friday, November 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: Friday Forum Encore (CE)

The Addicted Brain

Friday, November 12, 2021

This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the program (11/11).

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program: 

How is addiction connected to the brain’s primary mission of keeping us alive? How does addiction “hijack” the brain? Why do addicts continue to seek the drug even as the rewards diminish? How can knowledge of the brain help recovery? Dr. Walsh will explore these questions and more as he connects the dots between cutting edge neuroscience and chemical dependency treatment.

This program qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the reward circuits of the brain.
  2. Name the neurotransmitters playing lead roles in addiction.
  3. Distinguish the “seeking brain system” from the “reward brain system.”
  4. Explain what addiction and post-traumatic stress have in common.
  5. Explain how brain science can be integrated into treatment.

About the Presenter:

David Walsh, Ph.D., LP, received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota and is an award-winning psychologist, bestselling author, and international speaker. Dr. Walsh has written ten books including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. His books have been translated into eight languages. He has also authored scores of papers for professional and general publications. He has been a frequent guest on national radio and television programs including NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, He has testified numerous times before Congress, presented workshops throughout the world, and served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Ministries of Education in Japan, South Korea, Portugal and Singapore.
The speaker has indicated no conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student New! Retired Member
Pricing $60 $95


$30 (No CE Credit)*

*Retired members have the option to pay the regular member rate to receive CE credit or take advantage of the discounted price with no CE.

MPA wants all members to have access to quality CE opportunities. If you are an MPA member and due to COVID-19 you are unable to work full time and can’t pay the full registration fee, please contact [email protected] to make other arrangements with staff.

Registration is now closed.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.