Friday, December 16th will be our last Professional Training of 2016! If you are a substance abuse professional and you need those continuing education credits, or you just want to future your professional development, we hope you will join us.

We are excited to be welcoming Tiffany Thompson Jones, M.A., L.M.F.T., B.C.N. from Focus Centers of Asheville to McLeod Center as this month’s presenter. Tiffany recently relocated to Asheville, NC after 11 years of clinical practice in Jacksonville, FL. She is Board Certified in Neurofeedback with additional training in psychotherapy, nutrition and a specialization as a Marriage & Family Therapist. At Focus Centers of Asheville, Tiffany provides qEEG (Brain Mapping) evaluations, neurofeedback, biofeedback and psychotherapy.

In the lecture, Neuroscience of Addiction, the substance use disorder from a neurological perspective will be discussed. With the advances in neuroscience, we are able to detect brain wave patterns using a quantitative electroencephalography that provides vital information into the health of each individual’s brain. Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback, or Neurofeedback, has been utilized with substance use disorder for over three and a half decades. Current statistics state that 75 to 95% of individuals who suffer from substance use disorder have some degree of brain dysfunction. The lecture will include what Neurofeedback is, how it is done, how certain brain wave patterns may be contributing to the addiction or abuse and multiple therapeutic applications of neurofeedback.

This session is free but registration is required as space is limited. Registration opens at 9am on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. For more information or to register, please go to http://www.mcleodcenter.com/training/.