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Lasting Hope Recovery Center Annual Conference
Neurobiology: A Course for Addiction & Mental Health Clinicians


Friday, June 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.

Alegent Creighton Health
Immanuel Medical Center
Holling Room
6901 North 72nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Download a flyer for Neurobiology: A Course for Addiction & Mental Health Clinicians

Presented by: Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, licensed mental health practitioners, social workers, and others with an interest in the effects of faulty circuits in the brain and the impact on healing from addictions.

Co-provided by:
Alegent Creighton Health Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN)
Creighton University
Health Sciences Continuing Education
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Behavioral Health Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare
UNMC Department of Psychiatry

This practical training will assist clinicians in their understanding of brain origin and faulty circuits involved in commonly treated disorders such as addiction, PTSD, OCD, and depression. From this understanding, the clinician can better understand how wellness, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and spiritual tools aid in the recovery of their clients. Objectives: By the end of this conference, the audience will
  • Explain the neurobiology of both the client’s condition and need for following through on the intervention
  • List psychiatric disorders that involve faulty circuits-problems with communication between various brain areas
  • Explain the genetic and species specific role of the unconscious brain and how it relates to addiction and trauma
  • Describe the functions of the prefrontal cortex (orbitofrontal cortex, anterior cingulate gyrus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) and how delayed development is associated with many clinical problems (ADHD and personality immaturity for example)
  • Identify relationships between many different neural areas that help us understand the “seeking” of reward and brain lateralization (Right and Left Hemisphere)
  • Interpret the therapeutic relationship and how “healing” involves Right Hemisphere to Right Hemisphere “resonance”

CEUs: Please check the flyer for credit information

Registration Fee: $45, which includes continuing education hours and meals. This program is presented at no profit to the organizations involved.

Registration deadline: May 30, 2014.

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Questions: Contact Alegent Creighton Health Education Department at 402-343-4311 or

Cancellation / Refund: If you register and are unable to attend, please return to the Event Brite site and request a refund. No refunds after May 30, 2013.