Guest lecture on how adolescents respond to addiction treatment

Professor Sarah Feldstein Ewing is visiting CRF and gives a lecture which tries to connect addiction treatment for adolescents and developmental neuroscience.

02.07.2018 | Marianne Pilegaard

Professor Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, director at Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinic, Oregon Health & Science University, is visiting Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research and will be giving the guest lecture:  

Revealing how adolescents respond to addiction treatment via the brain

Her lecture will be about how many clinicians who provide mental health treatment find developmental neuroscience discoveries to be exciting. However, the utility of these findings often seem far removed from everyday clinical care. Thus, the goal of this presentation is to offer, in the context of adolescent addiction, a bridge to connect the fields of applied adolescent treatment and developmental neuroscience investigation.  

Concretely, an overview of the relevance of developmental neuroscience in adolescent direct practice is provided. A rationale is offered for how and why the integration of neuroscience into the study of adolescent treatment response could benefit adolescent treatment outcomes. 

Finally, a series of practical suggestions is generated for improving integration of basic science and psychotherapy research, to enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary work that ultimately advances treatment response for this important clinical population.

Sara Feldstein Ewing will be giving this lecture on:

Thursday August 16, 2018 at 10-11 am in Room 455 (Lille Juridisk), Building 1342, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 13, Aarhus C 

We are looking forward to seeing a lot of colleagues and students with interest in this field.