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The Use of Medical Marijuana in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders - Live Webinar
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When: Friday, October 2, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
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Live Webinar - The Use of Medical Marijuana in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders: Pros and Cons


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This workshop will provide a summarization of existing research on the treatment of mental health disorders using medical marijuana (Brooks, Gundersen, Flynn, Brooks-Russell, & Bull, 2017; Jetly, Heber, Fraser & Boisvert, 2015; Jurkus, et al., 2016) as well as results from a pilot study examining the attitudes and experience of professional counselors towards this option (research in process). Both pros and cons of this method of treatment will be discussed. Information about the process of referring a client to a recommending psychiatrist will also be outlined. 9:00 Review of the literature on the use of medical marijuana 10:00 Review of the data on a small research study exploring knowledge and attitudes of mental health providers in Ohio regarding this mode of treatment 11:00 Break 11:15 A case discussion of not only the red flags to this form of treatment but includes the how and why to make a referral 12:15 Adjourn Workshop Objectives: 1. Attendees will become familiar with existing research regarding the efficacy of treatment of mental health disorders with medical marijuana as well as potential problems with the treatment. 2. Attendees will be provided with preliminary data on the attitudes of counseling professionals towards the use of medicinal marijuana and mental health disorders in a state where medicinal marijuana is legalized. 3. Attendees will obtain relevant information regarding the implications of marijuana use on their therapeutic work with clients as well as the process of making a referral. 4. Participants will explore the possible dangers of this process, and the importance of screening for substance use disorders. Paula J. Britton, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over twenty years of diverse clinical experience. Along with being a full professor, she works in private practice treating adults and couples. She is an experienced workshop presenter and has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops. Martina Moore, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS holds a Ph.D. in counseling, education, and supervision. She is the President and CEO of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., (MCMS). This organization has seven outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in Northeast, Ohio. MCMS is also an employee assistance provider (EAP) for many local and national organizations. Dr. Moore and her team started along with Judge Marilyn Cassidy, the first Human Trafficking court in Northeast, Ohio. This program has successfully touched the lives of over 100 human trafficking victims. Her agency is also the provider for four City of Cleveland specialized dockets. Including drug court, mental health court, veterans court, and human trafficking. Dr. Moore is faculty at John Carroll University and an instructor at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Dr. Moore is on the board of directors for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), a non-profit organization where she works on philanthropic activities to provide services such as building dispensaries, schools, and libraries in under developed countries. In August of 2017 and 2018, Dr. Moore traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she taught students and psychology professionals treatment methods for the substance use disorder population.

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John Carroll University

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Live Webinar offered through John Carroll University

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1 John Carroll Boulevard

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University Heights

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