In the Weeds: Delving into Complexities of Medical Marijuana

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This conference will provide participants with a comprehensive presentation of the scientific facts regarding medical marijuana use, from a dispassionate, evidence based perspective. This presentation will provide the most current information on therapeutic indications, pharmacology and mechanism of action, acute and chronic side effects, and contraindications for medical marijuana use.

These workshops are designed for human service professionals including: social workers, case workers, family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and nursing home administrators.

Franc Hudspeth, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, RPh, RPT-S

Franc is an Associate Dean of Counseling Programs at Southern New Hampshire University, the Editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy, and an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health and The Professional Counselor. He serves as Secretary on the Association for Creativity in Counseling’s Board of Directors and as Chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Foundation Board of Directors. He received his PhD, in Counselor Education & Supervision, from The University of Mississippi in 2009. He has been a Registered Pharmacist since 1989, a Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004, an Arkansas Licensed Professional Counselor since 2015, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2007. His writing and research interests include psychopharmacology, substance use disorders, neuroscience influences on counseling, and play therapy applications to attachment disorders. He also frequently presents on and writes about psychopharmacology in mental health and ethical, distance, counseling supervision.