Cannabis Workshop

  • Tue, April 17, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Blue Tiger Recovery

The Desert CAMFT Chapter 


"Cannabis Workshop”


Dr. Chun C. Lai, MD, MHA


This Workshop is Full and Registration is Closed

at the 

Blue Tiger Recovery

4375 E Calle De Ricardo, Ste. B, Palm Springs, CA 92264 

This workshop is presented at no cost to

Clinical Members, Clinical Associates, and Associate Marriage & Family Therapists and Trainees

Refreshments will be available

1.5 CEs available at the door for

Course Description:

Participants will learn the latest information on cannabis, synthetic marijuana, and routes of administration (oral and Inhalational). Participants will also learn Information on pharmaceutical cannabinols, state indications for cannabis, cannabis historical background, DSM-5 definition, substance abuse, parameters for treatment, limitations of studies, safety data, abuse disorder, side effects, infections, evidence on managing pain, and the new laws regarding cannabis in California. In addition, participants will learn the effect of marijuana children/adolescents, and how this affects school performance and behavior. The effects of cannabis on cognition, neuropsychiatric effects of cannabis, the link between marijuana and schizophrenia, bipolar incident, and the risk of psychosis.


Learning Objectives/Goals:

  • 1.     Explain the latest laws regarding cannabis use
  • 2.     Describe past and present background
  • 3.     Describe side effects
  • 4.     Discuss the neuropsychiatric effects
  • 5.     Understand cannabinols, and clinical considerations

Bio for Dr. Chun C. Lai, MD, MHA

Dr. Lai has a Medical degree from the University of Rio de Janeiro, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from California State University in Los Angeles. With initial training in adult psychiatry at the UCLA/ King Drew Medical Center from 1998 to 2001, Dr. Lai continued with a Post Graduate Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center from 2001 to June of 2003.  He then worked for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Hathaway-Sycamores Child, and Family Services, and Pacific Clinics. Upon moving to the Coachella Valley in 2006, Dr. Lai has been working for Riverside University Health System (formerly known as Riverside County Mental Health), and started working at Latino Commission in July of 2012. Dr. Lai is currently working at Latino Commission and Riverside County Mental Health. Dr. Lai is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.


 This course meets the qualifications for one-and-a-half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Completion certificates will be awarded for full attendance of the event. 

Course evaluations are required to obtain the completion certificate.

The Desert Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (Provider #62275) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  The Desert Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for the course and its content.

[This venue is ADA acceptable.  
If you have any special needs, please call 760-346-4606
 at least 7 days prior to the event.]

The Desert Chapter’s Refund, Grievance and ADA Policies are described under Events on the Chapter website at 




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