When we find ourselves wanting something strong enough, we’ll do just about anything to get it – sometimes at the expense of our bodies, brains, bank accounts and relationships. So why do we sometimes have the irrepressible feeling that we need something — such as food, cigarettes, alcohol or sex – that we really just want? And how do we satiate that feeling without indulging it? In this workshop Dr. Manejwala addresses the physiological roots of cravings and the role they play in alcoholism and drug dependency. He will review the neurological changes that occur when cravings give way to addiction and will offer practical ways to deal with and resist temptation.
Psychologists, clinicians, interns/residents in training, substance abuse counselors and treatment specialists, nurses, behaviorists, administrators, direct care and social services professionals, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, internists, residential staff, day program staff, educators, service coordinators, case managers and other professionals coordinating and applying treatment strategies for substance use and abuse.
|7:45 am||Registration Opens|
|8:15 am||Welcome and Announcements|
|8:30 am||Workshop Begins|
|10:30 am||Resume Workshop|
|12:00 noon||Lunch (provided)|
|12:30 pm||Panel Discussion During Lunch|
|1:00 pm||Resume Workshop|
|2:45 pm||Resume Workshop|
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Burrell is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Burrell maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This one day conference is approved for 7.5 hours of continuing education. This conference is to be considered an intermediate to advanced level of training.
Omar Manejwala, MD, is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of Catasys in Los Angeles, California, and is the former medical director at Hazelden Foundation. Dr. Manejwala is a transformative public speaker and appears frequently in the national media to address the topic of addiction.
The 2015 Craving Conference will be held at the University Plaza Hotel Convention Center, Springfield, Missouri
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield – surrounded by great restaurants, lounges and coffee shops – this first class hotel has terrific resort-style amenities like a fitness center, whirlpool, sundeck and indoor and outdoor pools.
Discount rooms are available at the University Plaza hotel at the rate of $89 per night. Mention the Craving Conference when making your reservations. Room blocks only available until March 20th.
See their website and take a tour of the hotel at: http://www.upspringfield.com/
University Plaza Hotel
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield MO 65806
Hotel Phone: 417.864.7333
Hotel Fax: 417.831.5893