Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

September CE Event — Cannabis and Adolescents: What’s Lying in the Weeds?

  • 09/29/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • CSCSW Members (Must enter code to register)
  • Non-Members
  • Registration for event speakers, sponsors, others
  • Mentor

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LA-CAMFT September 2023
including Q&A

Friday, September 29, 2023
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
Participant Announcements

Via Zoom

2 CE Credits

Cannabis and Adolescents: What’s Lying in the Weeds?

Timothy Fong, M.D.

California passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in 2016 and there is now seven years of experience and clinical data to draw from in California on how cannabis has impacted adolescent physical and mental health.   This presentation will review the current cannabis landscape in California and a clear description of the true impact to adolescents of early and frequent exposure to cannabis.  Particular emphasis will be placed on how clinicians can improve screening, assessment and management techniques with clients and families to accurately determine how cannabis is impacting physical and mental health.

Educational Goal:

Strengthen knowledge and clinical skills for therapists in understanding, recognizing and managing the impact of cannabis use on adolescent physical and mental health.  At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:  

  1. Name three consequences of early and frequent exposure to cannabis for the developing brain.
  2. Apply screening and assessment techniques with adolescent clients and their families to clarify how cannabis impacts physical and mental health.
  3. Identify three treatment resources and strategies to reduce the harmful impact of cannabis on young people.

Dr. Timothy Fong is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.  He is board certified in adult and addiction psychiatry. He is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program.   The program examines the clinical characteristics of gambling disorder in developing effective, evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies. Dr. Fong is also a member of the Steering Committee of the UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids whose mission is to address the most pressing questions related to the impact of cannabis legalization through rigorous scientific study and discourse across disciplines.

For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Friday, September 29, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am
8:30-9:00: Check-In
11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

9:00: Meeting Begins
11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
11:00 Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

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$25 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$35 for Non-Members

2 CE Credits Provided

For any interested in expanding your professional networking opportunities, please join us from 11:00 to 11:30 and sign up to make an announcement when you register.

Registration closes Thursday, September 28 at 10:00pm.

Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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