The current workshop will explore the impact of the new reality of legalization of cannabis in many states across the USA on the field of mental health. It will discuss the rise of usage among young adults and teens, and it’s wide ranging effects on individuals. Different methods for treatment for compulsive use, as well as effects on relationships, will be explored, as well.
Binyamin Tepfer PhD, CSAT, CMAT is the founding director of Arbor Intensives, an integrative IOP in Brooklyn NY, which specializes in the treatment of trauma, behavioral health, and emotional wellness. He also serves as a supervisor for the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, while maintaining a private practice in Cedarhurst, Brooklyn, and Lakewood.
Rachel Slochowsky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist. She works at Tepfer and Associates, a group practice in Brooklyn and Cedarhurst, as well as Arbor Intensives. Rachel specializes in working with couples, betrayal trauma, and intimacy. Rachel has given lectures and trainings on marriage and healing from betrayal trauma.
Participants will describe the effects of marijuana on the brain
Participants will explain the stages of recovery for compulsive users of marijuana
Participants will describe the components needed for couples healing
15 min- overview of the chemical properties of marijuana.
30 min- Listing the effects of cannabis on the various parts of the brain
15 min- Approaches to recovery when usage becomes compulsive
25 min- the effects and repair when weed impacts relationships
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