Integrating Neurology Into Addiction Counseling Practice - Virtual Rise and Shine

Integrating Neurology into Addiction Counseling Practice is a two hour presentation designed to provide education to clinicians on brain science and applying it in the therapy room when conducting addictions counseling. 

Following this education presentation, participants will:

  • Describe the brain's chemical function in relation to addiction.
  • Identify and describe brain structures involved in addictive disease and addictive thinking.
  • Describe how brain connections and habit loops are related to addictive thinking and behavior.
  • Describe the brain science behind effective counseling interventions.
  • Identify common comorbidities, such as anxiety and mood disorders, and how these interrelate with other brain circuits to perpetuate addictive disease.
  • Identify and describe brain-based interventions to enhance treatment outcomes.

Michael Vodusek, M.A.Ed., LICDC-CS

Michael Vodusek received his Master of Arts in Education in Community/Agency Counseling from Virginia Tech in 1995. For more than 20 years Michael has counseled in the field of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency in a wide variety of environments. He has counseled in inpatient psychiatric centers, both state and private, residential and intensive in-home services with youth, and in mental health emergency services with adults and youth. In chemical dependency, Michael has counseled in outpatient, intensive outpatient, halfway house, correctional, and inpatient settings. He has been delivering inpatient treatment services at Glenbeigh where he is now a Lead Primary Counselor for the last 5 1/2 years. Michael has also presented at Community Services Boards in Virginia, the Virginia State Emergency Service Conference, the Virginia State DARE conference, and has presented at Glenbeigh at Rock Creek, Rocky River, Erie, and at the Cleveland Clinic main campus’ Psychiatric Grand Rounds.

Presentation: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Please RSVP at this Glenbeigh Rise and Shine link.

This is a ZOOM platform virtual educational program. Access information will be shared with registered guests. 

2.0 Continuing Education Credits have been applied for through:

  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The National Association of Social Workers

For more information, please contact Carrie Artman by phone at 440-710-3244 or by email.

Glenbeigh provides educational events at no cost as part of our community benefit initiative. Glenbeigh is a non-profit hospital providing the highest quality healthcare to those in need of alcohol and drug addiction treatment and supports ongoing addiction recovery efforts.