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Medical and Recreational Marijuana for Illinois Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals: Answers to Your Biggest Questions


Faculty:
David Aronson
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC056330
Brochure Code:
PWZ82487
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Legalized marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use is new to Illinois. And this significant change means that you will care for patients who use cannabis!

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 webcast 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Stop searching Cannabis websites with questionable information and outdated research and get the training you need from a source you trust!

Sign up today! 

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Ethics

THIS ACTIVITY QUALIFIES FOR 1.0 HOURS  OF State ETHICS INSTRUCTION. Not all boards allow ethics credit for on-line programs. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this program.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.25 Clinical Practice and 1.0 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 6.25 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Faculty

David Aronson Related seminars and products: 1

LCSW


David Aronson LCSW, currently see’s clients 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.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Investigate the effects of cannabis on the body and brain and determine how these effects can impact symptomology of medical and mental health conditions.
  2. Differentiate between different cannabinoids and identify 2 cannabinoids known to be psychologically active.
  3. Determine what cannabis products patients use for various medical and mental health conditions.
  4. Evaluate possible interactions between cannabinoids and commonly prescribed medications to ensure patient safety.
  5. Determine the therapeutic benefits, side effects and safety risks of THC and CBD use.
  6. Differentiate between medical, recreational, and dependent or problematic marijuana use.

Outline

Medical and Mental Health Conditions Treated with Marijuana and Cannabis
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer
  • PTSD
  • 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
  • Therapeutic benefits
  • Studies on health and psychiatric effects
Medication Interactions You Need to Know
  • Warfarin
  • Theophylline
  • Clobazam
  • Valproate
Side Effects and Safety Risks of THC and CBD
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular risks
  • Immune system impacts
  • Influences on cognitive functioning
  • Reproductive effects

How to Differentiate between Medical, Recreational and Problematic Use

Legal and Ethical Considerations

  • Differences in state programs
  • Effects of individual state laws
  • Recreational/adult use programs
  • Mandated reporting

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Other Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals

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