Connect & Learn: What’s Cooking? Methamphetamine and Cognition

21 Nov 2018

Through an exploration of recent literature and clinical case studies this webinar brings to light the impacts of Methamphetamine use on cognition.

Summary

Through an exploration of recent literature and clinical case studies this webinar brings to light the impacts of Methamphetamine use on cognition through:

  • Discussing impacts and risk of Methamphetamine use on the brain
  • Providing an understanding of the current research, including limitations
  • Describing practical implications for working with clients who use Methamphetamines.

Presenters

Dr Catherine Cox is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Turning Point with extensive experience in paediatric and adult neuropsychology fields, including adult and paediatric neuro-rehabilitation and neurology, paediatric oncology and aged care.   She approaches her clinical work with a strong client and family focus. She has been involved in a range of research projects over her career including international multi-centre drug trials, and facilitating student research. Catherine has presented her clinical and research work at both national and international conferences.

Dr Vanessa Petersen is a Clinical Neuropsychologist from Turning Point, where she assesses the effects of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use on cognition and the brain. Vanessa has completed a doctoral thesis examining the effects of substance use on sleep and cognition; and an honours thesis examining ecstasy neurotoxicity. She has presented her work at national and international conferences. Vanessa also has experience in a tertiary mental health setting, specialising in the diagnosis of young people who have complex developmental, psychiatric and substance use comorbidities.

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About Connect & Learn

This is the last in a series of 10 case-based webinars funded by DHHS, designed to support AOD clinicians throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Victoria.

Webinars are presented by experienced clinicians currently working in the AOD sector and facilitated by Turning Point.