Talking Point: “Pushing away your poison”: using cognitive training to improve client outcomes in addiction treatment

Presented by Victoria Manning, this talk will provide an overview of the different types of cognitive training and will review the latest evidence for their efficacy in improving targeted cognitive processes and outcomes of relevance to alcohol and drug use disorders.

Details

When
Wednesday 15 April 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Turning Point, Training Room 2, Level 1, 110 Church Street, Richmond

Cost
Free - Talking Point is a free seminar series but registrations are essential

Overview

Presented by Victoria Manning, this talk will provide an overview of the different types of cognitive training and will review the latest evidence for their efficacy in improving targeted cognitive processes and outcomes of relevance to alcohol and drug use disorders. Victoria will focus heavily on cognitive bias modification (CBM) which has shown the most consistent positive effects in terms of reducing relapse among those seeking treatment for substance use disorders.

Victoria will present findings from a series of CBM studies conducted at Turning Point, where we have found ‘approach-avoidance’ training to be an effective adjunctive intervention during AOD withdrawal treatment. Importantly, the presentation will highlight priorities for future research efforts needed to bridge the neuroscience-practice gap, and examine how cognitive training might complement existing biological, psychological and social approaches aiding recovery from addiction.
 

Presenter

victoria manning profile pictureVictoria Manning is an Associate Professor in Addictions at Monash University and the Head of Research and Workforce Development. Over the past two decades she has worked as a clinical researcher in addictions in the UK, Asia and Australia. Her research portfolio includes clinical trials, intervention studies, training and prevalence studies and treatment outcome studies. She holds a PhD in addiction neuropsychology and has developed a program of cognitive training research since joining Turning Point, which will be the focus of this presentation.
 

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