Workshop – It’s a Brain Disease and it Matters with Navjyot S. Bedi, M.D.

August 18, 2012

This workshop will attempt to cover, in an interactive fashion, the neurobiology of addiction. We will explore the core concept of addiction and understand where and how in the brain does addiction ensue. We will use animal and human models to understand the power of the brain reward pathway and its role in addiction. We will also then explore who develops addiction and why. We will use the chronic disease model to inform an approach to long term management of addiction and come up with treatment paradigms for addiction recovery. We will discuss which medications are appropriate during the treatment of an addicted patient and why certain medications are contraindicated. We will then look towards the overall role of medications in for addiction recovery assistance.

Date:  August 18, 2012

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm (Onsite registration is from 8:30-9:00am)


Central Congregational Church
2676 Clairmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Navjyot S. Bedi, MD:

Navjyot Singh Bedi, M.D., is Medical Director of Talbott Recovery Campus where he has worked as a Staff Addiction Psychiatrist since 2006. He is the Lead Physician conducting 96 Hour Assessments, leading process groups, giving frequent lectures for patients and families, as well as managing treatment teams for the Impaired Professionals Program (IPP) patients.

Dr. Bedi is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi where he completed his Internship and Residency. Dr. Bedi completed his psychotherapy training at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytical Society and his Residency in Psychiatry at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He did his Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and was a Chief Resident at The University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry. Subsequently he became a Fellow in Addiction Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Before joining Talbott, Dr. Bedi served as a Staff Psychiatrist in the Substance Abuse Division for the Veterans Administration in Atlanta and as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He was the Medical Director of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, IA from 1999-2004. Dr. Bedi holds certifications with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry & Addiction Psychiatry) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (Addiction Medicine).


Workshop Objectives:

1. Actively participate in exploring the biological basis of addiction.

2. Discuss the role of medications in addiction treatment.

3. Apply the core concept of addiction to understand the natural history of addiction and loss of control.

4. Analyze the individual variables that lead to the development of addiction.

5. Use these principles to begin to form a paradigm for addiction treatment.


CEU’s have been approved by the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA), and Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT). This workshop qualifies for 3 credits under Area IV (APA or GPA Approved Workshops) and for Psychopharmacology credit according to the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologist CE requirements.  The workshop also qualifies for 3 Core Hours to meet the CE requirements for GSCSW, GAMFT, and the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors (LPCA).


Pre-registration cut-off date:  August 11, 2012

Before Reg. Cutoff: $50 $25 $30 $60 $15
After Reg. Cutoff: $60 $30 $40 $75 $15
On-Site: $60 $30 $40 $75 $15

No refunds will be given within 1 week of the event.