[DIV28SUPER] Brown, Nader to keynote addictions Conference | 2014 CPA

Changing Addictive Behavior: Bench to Bedside and Back Again



·         SANDRA A. BROWN, PH.D. is Vice Chancellor for Research and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Brown is internationally recognized for her developmentally focused alcohol and drug intervention research. She is the past President of Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association, is on the executive board of numerous scientific organizations, and has over 320 publications. She is involved in addiction prevention and intervention at the regional, state, and national levels and helped lead NIAAA’s effort to establish national screening guidelines for youth. She currently directs the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA).

·         MICHAEL A. NADER, PH.D. is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Michael Nader’s research interest began in the laboratory of Dr. Alice Young at Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Minnesota, under the mentorship of Dr. Travis Thompson and completed post-doctoral training in behavioral pharmacology at Uniformed Services University under the mentorship of Dr. James Barrett. In 1988, he went to the University of Chicago, where Dr. William Woolverton trained him in nonhuman primate models of cocaine abuse. Since 1992, Dr. Nader has been on the faculty in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he is Professor. His research has focused on nonhuman primate models of drug abuse, combining brain imaging with behavioral methods to better understand how environmental (including social) and pharmacological variables influence addiction. His laboratory is the only one in the world studying socially housed monkeys (male and female) in intravenous drug self-administration studies. He has served on Board of Directors of the CPDD, is past-chair of the Division of Behavioral Pharmacology at ASPET and is currently a member of NIDA Council. Dr. Nader has a MERIT Award from NIDA.


Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse:  What Works and How Can We Do It?

Adolescence is an exciting period of development, as it inherently involves the exploration of identity, autonomy, sexuality, value systems, and peer relationships. Further, during this period, adolescents often “try on” different facets of adult life, including experimentation with health risk behaviors, including alcohol, cigarette, and cannabis use. This experimentation is facilitated by changes in adolescents’ social environment, which becomes increasingly peer-dominated, and has an increasing presence of alcohol and cannabis use opportunities. While many youth continue to adulthood without consequence, the substance use patterns of many adolescents interfere with their academic progress, as well as their health, personal, and social development. This workshop presents an opportunity for us to explore the state of the art of adolescent addictions research, including current empirically supported interventions. In addition, this workshop includes hands-on experience practicing foundational skills in three empirically supported intervention approaches (motivational interviewing, contingency management, and mindfulness based relapse prevention). Participants will depart with basic knowledge of, skills in, and resources to obtain further information in each clinical approach.

Presenter: Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Honors College/Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA)



The priority deadline for poster proposals is October 1, 2013. Late submissions will be accepted on a limited basis. For information on submitting, visit www.tinyurl.com/2014CPAPosters.



The theme for the 2014 conference is "Changing Addictive Behavior: Bench to Bedside and Back Again"

·         Atlanta, Georgia / February 28-March 1, 2014

·         Thought-provoking keynotes and cross-discipline panels

·         Interactive environment for collaboration/networking

·         Several breakout session choices

·         Poster Sessions

·         Pre-conference in-depth workshops

·         Discounted rates for Early Career Psychologists

·         Student opportunities (discounted rates, special networking, etc)

·         You don't have to be a member of either or division or APA to attend the conference!

·         CE is available!



The beautiful W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta will be the venue for our First Annual Conference. The hotel is located in the heart of Midtown and is local to public transportation. Room rates are $159 per night. Reserve your room now!



Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, Co-Chair

Jennifer Buckman, PhD, Co-Chair

Chad Rummel, MEd, Registration and Hotel Accommodations (202-336-6121)


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