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Applying Clinical Neuroscience to Addiction Psychology

In theory, advances in psychology and neuroscience should be highly translational. In practice, however, the application of neuroscience findings to psychology (and vice versa) is often unclear. Clinical neuroscience attempts to bridge this divide by examining the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie human behavior, including  mental health disorders. It draws heavily on both experimental neuroscience strategies and conceptual psychological theories and, in doing so, offers the potential for accelerating progress in understanding human behavior.

3D graphic illustrating the human nerve system The Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50) is soliciting proposals that showcase how brain research (derived from a wide range of human experimental methods and technologies) can support diagnosis, intervention and treatment of addiction/addictive behavioral disorders.  A particular emphasis will be on how brain function or dysfunction can promote or impede successful behavior change, and what this means for front-line psychologists and the therapy they provide. All clinical neuroscience topics are of interest including, but not limited to, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, and neuropsychological assessment. We especially encourage submissions that enhance dialogue between researchers and clinicians, display translational integration and demonstrate a commitment to participant diversity.The division offers more than 25 merit-based travel awards for psychologists at all career stages, particularly for those sessions and speakers that address topics relevant to clinical neuroscience. For more information, contact us at societyofaddictionpsychology@gmail.com.