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WILL POWER The Science of Self-Control
October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-6
Changing Brains, Changing Lives presents our Symposium Evening to benefit Aspen Strong
October 19th 630-9pm at the Mountain Chalet
Willpower—the Science of Self-Control by Dr. Christopher La Riche
5 Key Teachings from Decision-Neuroscience every Addiction Professional Should Know
Free Will is the currency of free societies; we exercise free will whenever we decide. Our decisions are the building blocks of our characters, of morality and personal freedom. Nowhere is the loss of this freedom more painfully obvious than in end-stage addiction. When it comes to working with the resistant client, addiction professionals are expert decision-ologists; interventionists are ‘decision-neuroscientists’, but rarely are we provided with the basic decision-neuroscience findings we need to enhance our trade. Blending recent insights from neuro-law, neuro-economics and decision-neuroscience with lively anecdote and learning, Dr. La Riche invites you on an interactive journey under the hood of our actions to learn what drives our decisions, our ethical dilemmas and meaning itself.
Dr. Christopher La Riche is a board-certified psychiatrist, award-winning psychotherapist and board-certified addiction psychiatrist. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specializes in treating patients with addictive disorders, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder and adult ADHD. He received degrees from Yale and Columbia University, and his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico.