October 13, 2017

Identification and Brief Treatment Approaches for Substance Use Disorders

Nehal Vadhan, Ph.D.

Presentation followed by Question & Answer Period as Time Allows

Sign in will begin at 6:45 PM - Workshop - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 10/09/17.

Location: Adelphi University's Hauppauge Education and Conference Center
55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge (Facilities are handicapped accessible)


SCPA Members: No Fee
Current Adelphi Faculty & Students: No Fee
$15 fee if payment received by 10/09/17

$20.00 fee from 10/10/17 - 10/13/17 strictly subject to Seating Availability.

2 CE credits are available for a $30.00 additional fee

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

It is estimated that Substance Use Disorders (SUD) have a U.S. societal cost of approximately $276 billion per year, which includes lost productivity and increased healthcare costs. In 2013, 22.7 million people age 12 and older had a SUD and out of those individuals, only 3 million received treatment. There is a great need to find and offer treatment to these individuals. This workshop will review how to identify, diagnose, and treat SUD with current, evidenced- based practices that can be integrated into your practice. Substance abuse has been shown in many studies to be a risk factor for medication non-adherence, hospital admission and poor health outcomes. This training will provide an overview of substance use, interview techniques to differentiate psychotic disorders with comorbid substance use from substance-induced psychotic disorders, and current treatment approaches for substance use disorders.

At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the characteristics of patients who are misusing substances, including alcohol, cannabis, and opioids;
  2. Assess clients for substance use disorders, mindful of the differential diagnosis from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and recognizing co-occurring disorders;
  3. Describe treatment approaches to substance use disorders, including alcohol, cannabis and opioid use disorders.

Nehal Vadhan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine. His research focuses on the neuropsychiatric sequelae of substance use, including use of marijuana, stimulants, and alcohol, and he has authored/coauthored numerous articles and book chapters in this area. At Feinstein/CASPIR, he is the Project Director for the Adaptive Interventions study and is also developing a human neuropsychopharmacology laboratory. His research has been funded through grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Columbia University Medical Center and the Feinstein Institute. Clinically, Dr. Vadhan specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment of substance use disorders in adults, as well as neuropsychological evaluation of adults and children.

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email administrator@suffolkpsych.org or call 631-423-2409 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this and all of our other workshops via our website using the form within this listing or by mailing in your payment (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725

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