When Enough is Never Enough: Understanding the High Sensation-Seeking Personality

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Date Aug 21, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
Do you have clients who live by the motto, “Enough is Never Enough”?  Help them understand the repercussions of constantly seeking out sensations. 

Full Description:
Sensation-seeking is a trait we all have. It includes the search for complex and new experiences. People with high sensation-seeking (HSS) personalities crave exotic and intense experiences – even when physical or social risks are involved. Addictions, dangerous driving, and relationship dissatisfaction have all been linked to overly high sensation-seeking. In addition, HSS can interact with psychological conditions.

Dr. Kenneth Carter, an authority on sensation-seeking, introduces strategies to identify unhealthy HSS in your clients, and discusses the psychology and neuroscience behind this concept. Learn how to distinguish HSS from psychological conditions, and how to discuss it with your client. This 1-hour webinar is designed to equip you with valuable knowledge and strategies that you can use immediately. 

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe the components of the high sensation-seeking personality
Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy sensation-seeking
Distinguish high sensation-seeking from other traits and a psychological disorder
Articulate the biological and environmental contributions to high sensation-seeking
Explain clinical implications for working with high sensation-seeking clients

Your Presenter:
KENNETH CARTER, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and faculty member at Oxford College, Emory University, where he has done extensive research and taught courses on personality theory and psychological diagnosis for over 20 years. Prior to that, Dr. Carter was a Senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Dr. Carter's work has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the University of Michigan. He has appeared in magazines such as Mental Floss and Reader's Digest, as well as in news programs such as Connect with Kids and NBC's Today show.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Case Managers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Crisis Intervention Counselors, Educators, Pastoral Counselors


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