Netherlands, Nijmegen

Addictive Behaviours: from the Bar to the Brain!

when 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 650

Addiction is among the leading causes of disability with an enormous societal impact. Radboud University offers a unique, interdisciplinary and innovative environment to learn about the mechanisms of addiction and acquire skills to ally with addicted individuals.

Addiction is among the most prevalent psychiatric conditions worldwide, with a huge impact on the individual and the society as a whole. It is often complicated by physical and psychiatric co-morbidities. Recent developments in behavioural and neuroscience have increased our insights in the mechanisms contributing to the vulnerability to develop an addiction and the persistence of addictive behaviours, despite the many adverse consequences. These insights have greatly stimulated the development of new evidence-based treatments. However, these insights often do not find their way into the clinical field of addiction care. Moreover, addicted individuals often encounter negative attitudes and stigma in society and among health professionals. Adequate training is the way to improve knowledge skills and attitudes related to addiction.

This summer school integrates recent scientific knowledge from neurosciences and behavioural sciences with clinical practice and personal growth of the participants. In a multidisciplinary team of experienced and enthusiastic lecturers that are among the top researchers in their field you will be thought about recent scientific findings, explore daily practice of neuroscience and behavioural testing and visit expertise addiction care facilities nearby Nijmegen.

Course leader

F. A. Schellekens
Radboud UMC
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior / Science Director, Nijmegen Institute for Scientist Practioners in Addiction (NISPA)

Target group

Master, PhD, post-doc, professional. This course is designed for everyone who has an interest in mechanisms contributing to addiction, its development and persistence and who is in contact with people suffering from addiction in any form of daily practice (including science, medicine, psychology, law, education science, etc).

Course aim

After this course you are able to:
1.Understand neurobiological factors contributing to the development and persistence of addiction,
2.Summarize how psychosocial factors contribute to the development and persistence of addiction,
3.Oversee the occurrence and impact of psychiatric comorbidity on addictive behaviours,
4.Reflect on personal perceptions and attitudes on addiction.

Fee info

EUR 650: Normal fee


€ 585 early bird discount – deadline 1 March 2019 (10%)
€ 553 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 488 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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