Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: A Review of Neurobiological Pathways to Emotional and Behavioral Problems Following Childhood Maltreatment (Aloi, Crum, orig. 11.18.2021)
4/30/2023 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

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Originally offered as:
IPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference Presentation #7
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 3:10 - 4:40 p.m. ET

A Review of Neurobiological Pathways to Emotional and Behavioral Problems Following Childhood Maltreatment

A growing body of literature suggests that early life stress -- including exposure to childhood maltreatment -- has far-reaching impacts on the developing brain. Childhood abuse and neglect are uniquely associated with brain-level anatomical and functional differences that may contribute to psychopathology. The proposed oral presentation will review the recent literature on the neurobiology of pediatric traumatic stress. Specific attention will be paid to neural pathways from childhood abuse and neglect to increased risk for emotional and behavioral problems. Existing literature suggests the importance of considering neurobiological correlates of childhood maltreatment in assessment and treatment. Clinical implications of the literature will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.  identify neurobiological correlates of childhood maltreatment exposure.
2.  describe potential neurobiological pathways by which childhood maltreatment may affect psychopathology.
3.  list potential risk and protective factors that may influence the association between childhood maltreatment and psychopathology.

Presenter:  Joseph Aloi, MD, PhD, General Psychiatry Residency, Indiana University of Medicine
I am a second-year research track resident at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.  My work integrates functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and advanced statistical methodologies to investigate neuro-computational dysfunction underlying reinforcement-based decision-making and cognitive/affective processes in adolescent substance use disorders (SUDs). My PhD work showed individual associations of adolescent alcohol use disorder vs. cannabis use disorder and impairment within reinforcement-based decision-making, emotion processing, and attentional neuro-circuitries. I am currently working with Dr. Kathleen Crum and Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn at IU on several projects investigating neural mediators of the relationship between traumatic stress and adolescent externalizing/substance use behaviors. Clinically, I am interested in adolescent SUDs and co-morbid psychiatric dimensions, such as externalizing behaviors, traumatic stress, and irritability.

Dr. Joseph Aloi

Presenter:  Kathleen I. Crum, PhD, HSPP, Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the IU School of Medicine Psychiatry Department, and a licensed clinical psychologist in the Riley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Care Center. My work focuses on understanding mechanisms by which trauma-related mental health problems in youth develop alongside other forms of psychopatholog -- including Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and behavior problems. Understanding underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social risk factors for traumatic stress, SUDs, and behavior problems will aid in identifying children at risk and developing targeted interventions. To accomplish this, I have served on multiple federally- and foundation-funded projects investigating the development of trauma-related psychopathology. I also served as a National Project Director for the National Institute of Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network, contributing to the development of a multi-site clinical pilot study of neuromodulation therapy for SUDs. My leadership and research experience are complimented by over 10 years of service delivering evidence-based practices to children and families -- including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- and by my current role providing consultation and education on childhood trauma-related mental health problems to clinicians across disciplines.

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 

Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who complete the entire workshop.  We ask that all participants watch the entire recording, then complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Drs. Aloi and Crum and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, & Emeritus-Practicing - $10
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $30