Friday, May 19th
12:00 PM EST – 3:15 PM EST
With more and more patients turning to medical marijuana for relief from a variety of chronic conditions, it’s crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest research and clinical implications.
Join us for this interactive webinar that will give you everything you need to know about understanding medical marijuana in mental health practice. From children with severe illnesses to adults with PTSD and chronic pain, you’ll learn how medical marijuana is being used to treat a wide range of conditions with the potential risks & benefits for your patients.
Medical marijuana expert, David Aronson, LCSW, will provide you with the latest evidence-based practices for integrating medical marijuana into your clinical practice. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of medical marijuana on mental health and how to assess and treat patients using this emerging treatment option.
- Describe facts about cannabis and its effects on the body, brain, and possible medication interactions.
- Gain an understanding of the latest research on medical marijuana and its potential benefits and risks for patients with various chronic conditions.
- Discuss the legal and ethical considerations involved in prescribing medical marijuana for mental health treatment.
- Explain how to assess patients who are using or considering medical marijuana for mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Course materials will be posted soon.
David specializes in helping adults and adolescents navigate life’s challenges. His expertise lies in supporting individuals dealing with substance use issues and chronic health conditions like diabetes and smoking cessation by collaborating with physicians to motivate and manage their conditions effectively. Additionally, David is a “Lyme-literate” practitioner with an in-depth understanding of the complexities of tick-borne infections, including the effects of both the disease and its treatments. He also works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, mood disorders, anger management, ADHD, and other significant life stresses. Over the years, David has trained thousands of healthcare and mental health professionals across the country on the impact of cannabis on their patient’s mental and physical health, as well as legal and ethical issues that might affect their work.