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CE Workshop: Prenatal Exposure: Part 1
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When: Friday, May 25, 2018
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Claire D. Coles, PhD; Julie Kable, PhD; and Molly Millians, EdD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Title: Prenatal Exposure: Acute and Chronic Effects on Development, Behavior and Educational Achievement (Part 1)

Workshop Description: 

Every news cycle brings new concerns about the effects of prenatal exposure to substances of abuse including opiates and alcohol, as well as medications and environmental toxins. This workshop will critically review the impact of teratogens on both immediate and long-term outcomes for exposed children with the goal of highlighting areas of concern as well as providing insight into the clinical significance of low and moderate dosages in relation to development, behavior and educational achievement of exposed offspring.  The implications for diagnosis and treatment of affected children will be discussed and recommendations for education and treatment provided.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the areas of development and behavior that are typically impacted by various drugs of abuse and environmental toxins.
  2. Diagnosis effects of exposure in their own patients.
  3. Make decisions about intervention and educational recommendations that are informed by understanding of the effects of neurotoxins on development.

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenters:

      Dr. Coles, Kable, and Millians have done numerous workshops for various professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, special educators, teachers, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, lawyers, and other allied mental health workers and social service agencies providers both at the state and national level. Their research and practice of psychology has focused on the effects of teratogens, particularly drugs and alcohol, on child development.

      Dr. Coles is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, the Director of the Emory Center for Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development as well as MotherToBaby.GA, a teratology information service, and the Emory Neurobehavior and Exposure Clinic (ENEC).   Dr. Coles is the author of more than 100 peer reviewed articles on the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol and regularly presents workshops, webinars and lectures on these topics both locally as well as nationally and internationally.  Dr. Coles is a licensed psychologist practicing in Georgia.

      Dr. Kable is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a pediatric psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She was the 2013 President of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Study Group, a professional organization dedicated to scientific inquiry into fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).

      Dr. Kable is the Assistant Director of the Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure and Exposure Clinic. She has been instrumental in the development of innovative interventions for children with FASDs that focus on improving self-regulation, early math skills and adaptive living skills. Dr. Kable has also served on expert panels related to the identification and care of individuals with FASDs as well as the Governors Committee on Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Kable is a licensed psychologist practicing in Georgia.

      Dr. Millians is a clinical educational specialist with the Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine.  She is a licensed special education teacher who has over 15 years of experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities associated with the effects from prenatal exposures. Her work has involved clinical care, research, and providing training to community and social service organizations, medical providers, schools, and families.  Dr. Millians coordinates the Saturday Cognitive Habilitation Program for children with FASD. The grant funded program provides interventions free of charge to low income children who are affected by prenatal exposures. She has presented nationally on the impact of prenatal exposures on development, learning, and ways to provide effective interventions.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before May 11, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After May 11, 2018)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to May 11, 2018. No refunds will be given after May 11, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.