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Due to changes in law, and shifting attitudes about marijuana, marijuana use has substantially increased over the past few years. Many clinicians wonder, “What’s the impact of marijuana use on PTSD, and importantly, on trauma therapy efficacy?” This 2-CE seminar provides an overview of the effects of marijuana on the brain, how it may affect trauma symptoms, and the impact it’s having on psychotherapy. Given the mainstream use of marijuana, an understanding of how marijuana use can impact trauma and stressor-related disorder symptoms and treatment is critical for mental health professionals!



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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least two ways marijuana affects the brain in both children/adolescents and adults.

b). Identify at least two ways trauma-focused psychotherapy may be negatively impacted by client marijuana use.



9:00am – 9:10am: Introduction

9:10am – 9:20am: Marijuana basics

9:20am – 9:50am: Marijuana use and PTSD

9:50am – 10:20am: Neuroscience of Marijuana use

10:20am – 10:45am: Marijuana and Impact on Treatment

10:45am – 10:55am: Recommendations

10:55am – 11:00am: Closing


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

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