Individual and Cultural Factors that Influence Addictive Behaviors

Presented by Jennifer Wood, MA in Forensic Psychology, MS in Criminology, PhD Student

Friday, June 23, 2023

9-10:00am PT/11am-12:00pm CT/ 12-1:00pm ET

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the individual factors, cultural and sub-norms that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors. The presentation will cover recent statistics relative to addictive behaviors, the difference between an addictive behavior versus a diagnosable DSM-5 condition, what elements comprise the function behind an additive behavior, and how a comprehensive approach may result in better outcomes in nonclinical and clinical settings.

The presentation will discuss several types of addictive behaviors such as over-exercising, excessive engagement in hobbies, or using substances as a coping tool, to self-medicate, to relieve stress or avoid conflict. The presentation will include cultural and sub-cultural norms such as approval attitudes towards the use of alcohol or resistance to seeking help.

Event held online via Zoom.Zoom link will be avalible on course page in “My Courses” upon event registration. 

When attended in full, this program offers 1.0 CEs for Psychologists, 1.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 1.0 CA BBS CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, 1.0 NBCC Clock Hours