|Location||Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library|
|Presenter(s)||Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Inaugural Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, Director, Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinic, Oregon Health & Science University, Adjunct (Visiting) Professor, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark, Candidate for the Chair in Prevention Research (HDFS-UP) and the Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (PSY-UP)|
"Revealing how adolescents respond to addiction treatment via the brain"
Abstract: Many clinicians who provide mental health treatment find developmental neuroscience discoveries to be exciting. However, the utility of these findings often seem far removed from everyday clinical care. Thus, the goal of this presentation is to offer, in the context of adolescent addiction, a bridge to connect the fields of applied adolescent treatment and developmental neuroscience investigation. Concretely, an overview of the relevance of developmental neuroscience in adolescent direct practice is provided. A rationale is offered for how and why the integration of neuroscience into the study of adolescent treatment response could benefit adolescent treatment outcomes. Finally, a series of practical suggestions is generated for improving integration of basic science and psychotherapy research, to enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary work that ultimately advances treatment response for this important clinical population.