CTN Webinar: Emotional Brain Training and Substance Use Disorders.

Presented by Laurel M. Mellin, PhD (University of California, San Francisco), Dikla Blumberg, PhD (CTN Clinical Coordinating Center).

Produced by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network's Clinical Coordinating Center, June 10, 2015.

Emotional brain training (EBT) uses a brain-based structured system to promote self-directed neuroplasticity of the circuitry that promotes allostatic states and addictive behaviors. The method integrates training in tools to encode emotional resiliency circuitry and to reconsolidate allostatic circuits that activate and prolong addictive behaviors. In addition, EBT uses an IT delivery platform that facilitates effective small group teleconferencing for learning EBT and confidential peer-to-peer support between session. This one-hour presentation, produced by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Clinical Coordinating Center for CTN members and the public, will explain what EBT is, discuss the science behind it, and identify methods used for delivering and researching EBT.

Objectives include:

  • Define emotional brain training and discuss the science behind it.
  • Explain implications of EBT on addiction and extreme behaviors.
  • Discuss EBT methods for IT-based, professionally-facilitated delivery and research.

This webinar is targeted to all research staff, but in the CTN and the general public.

See also: Mitrovic et al. Rewiring the stress response: A new paradigm for health care. Hypothesis 2011;9(1):1-7. (Webinar, Video, PDF, English, 2015)

Keywords: Internet counseling | Neurological effects | Clinical Coordinating Center webinar

Document No: 1155

Submitted by Tracee Williams, EMMES, 6/11/2015.

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