Contemporary Thoughts on Addiction and Recovery – A Conversation with Dr. Oliver Morgan on How Learning Neuroscience has Influenced his Teaching and Practice

Contemporary Thoughts on Addiction and Recovery – A Conversation with Dr. Oliver Morgan on How Learning Neuroscience has Influenced his Teaching and Practice

About this Episode:

Dr. Oliver Morgan shares insights into the ways neuroscience has shaped his view of addiction and recovery.  He offers practical applications of this learning, including trauma and attachment sensitive approaches and various evidence-based interventions that address family and community involvement in the treatment and recovery process.

About Oliver:

Oliver Morgan, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling & Human Services in the Panuska College of Professional Studies at the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA). Since joining the full time faculty at the University of Scranton in 1990, Dr. Oliver has taught a variety of courses in both undergraduate Human Services and graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. He has responsibility for shaping courses in Addiction Studies as well as in Marital and Family Counseling. He served as Department Chair from 1997-2009. In the wider community Dr. Oliver began one of the first psychosocial oncology practices in Northeast Pennsylvania. For over ten years he and his colleagues and interns have served hundreds of patients struggling with cancer as well as their caretakers and loved ones.

Dr. Oliver was honored as the second Leahy Faculty Fellow in his College during the years 2002-2004 and was the University’s CASE Professor Nominee in 2008. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pennsylvania (LMFT), Clinical Member (and former Approved Supervisor) of the American Association of Marital & Family Therapists, and a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC).

You can email Morgan at oliver.morgan@scranton.edu

APA Citation for this Episode:

Raissa, M. (Producer). (2020, January 14). EP153: Contemporary Thoughts on Addiction and Recovery – A Conversation with Dr. Oliver Morgan on How Learning Neuroscience has Influenced his Teaching and Practice  [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-XbU.

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