NAADAC in Hawaii 2018

From May 23 to 24, 2018, NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, conducted a two-day training on Romancing the Brain: Conflict Resolution for Recovery, followed by a full day Train the Trainer training on May 25, 2018. 

Romancing the Brain is a multi-component, multimedia tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. This was developed and evaluated by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International with funding from NIDA.

The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.

 
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