Three (3) Hour Professional Development Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs
Dr. dela Cruz will present on the topic “Separating Data from Anecdotes about Cannabis.” The workshop will review the current epidemiology of marijuana use among adults in the U.S., the known implications of marijuana use on psychiatric illness, and review the data on use of cannabidiol (CBD) as treatment. The workshop will utilize active learning techniques to promote engagement with the material.
Dr. Moore will present on the topic “Considering Cannabis Use in Transitional Age Youth: Not Just a Rite of Passage.” This workshop will explore current trends in adolescent and college student marijuana use, the neurobiological changes in transitional age youth relevant to substance use, as well as clinical interventions to target substance use.
- Describe national trends in the use of marijuana and related compounds among transitional age youth and adults
- Describe neurobiological changes in transitional age youth that this population at risk for substance use disorders and impact clinical interventions
- Understand developmental changes in adolescents that contribute to early and problematic marijuana use
- Describe typical symptom presentations associated with acute and chronic marijuana use
- Given a clinical scenario, identify marijuana use disorder and describe an initial treatment plan for a patient with marijuana use disorder
- Develop an initial treatment plan for adolescents with Marijuana Use disorder, including ways to engage families to be a part of treatment interventions
- Describe current evidence investigating the efficacy of cannabindiol in psychiatric illness in adults
Adriane dela Cruz, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A native of Houston, she earned her BA in neuroscience at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She completed her MD and PhD in neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where her dissertation research focused on a rodent model of cocaine-associated learning. She completed her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in addiction psychiatry at UT Southwestern. In her time at UT Southwestern, Dr. dela Cruz has been actively engaged in the clinical care of patients with addictions, research in addictions, and the education of medical students, residents, and addiction fellows.
Dr. Jessica Moore is an Assistant Professor in UT Southwestern’s Psychiatry Department where she has worked to developed a transitional age youth psychiatric clinic. She also serves as the medical director of the Paul Quin College mental health and wellness clinic. She completed her medical training at the UT Health Science Center in Houston. She went onto complete her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at UT Southwestern. She served as chief resident during both residency and fellowship. During her residency she was the co-founder of the UTSW Psychiatry Race, Diversity and Inclusion task force. Dr. Moore has been awarded the Healthcare Diversity Excellence Award by the Greater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit. Previously she was awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s competitive Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Minority Fellowship. As a SAMSHA fellow, Dr. Moore served on the Council for Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities and worked on a project at Paul Quinn College in Dallas to engage students in mental health and wellness services. She serves on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) College Mental Health and Transitional Age Youth Committee. She has presented at several national meetings on topics of diversity in college mental health and wrote on book chapter on helping first-generation college students with mental health disorders succeed.
Professional development/CEUs will be available available after passing the posttest at 70% and completing the course evaluation.
Psychologists - This activity qualifies for 3.0 hours of professional development credit for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. (DPA) maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(c)(2)(A). Counselors - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. Social Workers - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers rules 781.509 and 781.511(a)-(c). Marriage and Family Therapists - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists rule 801.264. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Please retain the certificate of completion and use as proof of completion when required.