Netherlands, Nijmegen

Addictive Behaviours: From the Bar to the Brain

when 6 August 2018 - 10 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 685

Addiction is among the most prevalent psychiatric conditions worldwide, with a huge impact on both the individual as well as 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 contribution 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 taught about recent scientific findings, explore daily practice of neuroscience and behavioural testing and visit expertise addiction care facilities nearby Nijmegen.

Course leader

Arnt Schellekens
Psychiatrist Radboudumc, Scientific Director NISPA
Radboud University Medical Center

Target group

Master, PhD, postdoc and professional. Everyone who has an interest in mechanisms contributing to addiction, its development and persistence and those 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 reflect on personal perceptions and attitudes on addiction

Fee info

EUR 685: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 617   early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2018 (10%)
€ 582   partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 514   early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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