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Cannabis Use and the Adolescent Brain Presented by Ashley Gorman, PhD, ABPP

  • 08 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom link to be emailed prior to event
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    You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:

    Cannabis Use and the Adolescent Brain

    Presented by:

    Ashley Gorman, PhD ABPP

    Dr. Gorman is a board-certified neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation  of adolescents and young adults struggling with academic difficulties, ADHD, substance abuse, and co-morbid psychiatric symptoms for the purposes of differential diagnosis and treatment planning.  She has a PhD  in clinical psychology and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychological assessment at Columbia University Medical Center.  She is in private practice with the Morris Psychological group.

    This program will explore the neurocognitive and behavioral effects of cannabis use in adolescents across the range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.  The differential effect of usage in adults versus adolescents will be reviewed, as well as differences between short-term and chronic use.  The public health implications of legalization on usage and long-term impacts will also be discussed.

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize the neurocognitive effects of marijuana on the adolescent brain.

    2. Address whether the effect of adolescent exposure differs from the same exposure in adults.

    3. Discuss potential impact of legalization on usage and long-term impacts on adolescents.

    4. discuss how various populations, both cultural and socioeconomic are differently susceptible to and affected by marijuana use.    

      This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

      When:       Wednesday, March 8, 2023

                        9:30-10:30 a.m.  (optional 9am “coffee and conversation”)

      Where:      zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration


      Cost:          $20 (non-MCPA members)

                         $10 (MCP members)

                         $  0 students

      Please register online by Monday, March 6th  at www.mcpanj.com.

       Contact:   Hayley Hirschmann at hhirschmann@morrispsych.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 14 days ahead of the zoom event.


      1.0   CE Credit Available
        This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

        This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

        Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.

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