Marijuana has been legalized for medicinal or recreational use in a majority of states and the chances of you working with patients who use cannabis is higher than ever!
But you have more questions than answers…
How does cannabis impact my patients’ physical and mental health?
What potential drug interactions and side effects do I need to be aware of?
How do I differentiate between medical, recreational and problematic use?
Are there any legal or ethical issues I need to watch out for?
How do I make sure I’m prepared to answer patients’ questions about cannabis?
Whether you’re a social worker, psychologist, nurse, counselor, physician or anyone working with patients in the healthcare or mental health fields, this seminar is exactly what you need to make sure you’re prepared to safely and effectively work with patients who use marijuana and cannabis products.
Stop searching Cannabis websites with questionable information and outdated research and get the training you need from a source you trust!
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Manual - Medical and Recreational Marijuana for Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals
David Aronson LCSW, practices in an outpatient setting with Integrative Health Center of Maine where he specializes in helping those with chronic illnesses. In his work with the chronically ill, David was routinely asked questions about cannabis use which led him to research the subject in-depth so he could better understand the impacts of cannabis use on his patients’ and provide them with better information and answers.
Since 2017 he has trained thousands of healthcare and mental health professionals throughout the country about cannabis so they too can better understand the impacts of cannabis use on their patients’ mental and physical health and ensure they are up to date on the legal and ethical issues that might affect their work. David has also been invited to appear at the Ohio State University’s Addiction Studies Institute, the largest Midwest addiction studies conference.
David has been practicing psychotherapy since 2009 and is highly experienced in evaluation and level of care assessment. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England.
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Investigate the effects of cannabis on the body and brain and determine how these effects can impact symptomology of medical and mental health conditions.
Differentiate between different cannabinoids and identify 2 cannabinoids known to be psychologically active.
Determine what cannabis products patients use for various medical and mental health conditions.
Evaluate possible interactions between cannabinoids and commonly prescribed medications to ensure patient safety.
Determine the therapeutic benefits, side effects and safety risks of THC and CBD use.
Differentiate between medical, recreational, and dependent or problematic marijuana use.
Medical and Mental Health Conditions Treated with Marijuana and Cannabis
Other medical and mental health conditions
Do Cannabinoids Help or Harm My Patient?
Forms of ingestion
How the drug functions in the body
Differentiate between different cannabinoids
Studies on health and psychiatric effects
Medication Interactions You Need to Know
Side Effects and Safety Risks of THC and CBD
Respiratory and cardiovascular risks
Immune system impacts
Influences on cognitive functioning
How to Differentiate between Medical, Recreational and Problematic Use