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Community Education Series: Addiction and the Brain
How is the brain impacted by addiction and how can SPECT scans help improve addictive behaviors. Discussing the most effective recommendations to change a person's brain and therefore their life.

Speaker: Kathleen Inoa, LMHC

About the Speaker: " My family has been my support system throughout my entire journey in the field of mental health. It is their work ethic that is instilled in me and has gotten me to where I am today. My mother had me when she was forty-eight years old which led to a very traditional upbringing. My family has taught me that hard work always pays off and that the only person I should be pushing to be better than is the person I was yesterday. They have also taught me that it is the wellbeing of those I am helping takes precedence. My career started after graduating as a Psychology major. I worked for several mental health clinics as a case manager for victims of violent crimes. I have also worked as a mental health counselor for residents of a domestic violence shelter. I provided weekly therapy sessions and facilitated both Spanish and English-speaking support groups. Overall, I have about ten years of experience in mental health care. I continued my education and obtained my graduate degree in mental health counseling in 2019. The passion for the work that I do grows with each day. I have had the pleasure of working with Amen Clinics first as a Patient Outcome Manager for the past few years before transitioning into the role of East Coast Clinic Outreach Manager. As one of the patient outcome managers, I worked directly with patients to provide them with clinical care. I conducted the initial intakes then was their point."

Objectives:
1. Build awareness of brain health as a key factor that impacts addictive behaviors
2. Discuss strategies to help heal the brain from an integrative standpoint
3. What are SPECT scans and how do they serve as a tool in treatment

Time: 2PM-3PM
No credits will be administered for attending this training.

Jun 30, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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