Special Topics

A variety of engaging topics to meet the required continuing education credit hours for social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and other health and human services professionals.

The UW-Green Bay Social Work Professional Program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the UW Oshkosh Council on Professional Counseling, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and UW-Green Bay, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the Northcentral Association of Colleges and Schools approves continuing education training for UW-Green Bay and are accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education credit hours.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll:

Addiction, Compulsion, and Craving -

The Biology of the Pursuit of Happiness

What do substance abuse, love, pathological gambling, obsessive shopping, and internet addiction have in common? They are behaviors in that hazy boundary between free choice and loss of control. Are these conditions biologically determined? What do we know, or think we know, about self-control, impulsivity, compulsivity, and craving?

Learning Objectives - Participants Will:

  • Summarize the differences between addictive, impulsive, and compulsive behavior
  • Evaluate the various treatments for addictive behavior
  • Recognize the biological features of the different addictive disorders
  • Incorporate biological findings regarding human instinctual drives into their understanding of addiction

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

(Registration 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.)


Tundra Lodge

865 Lombardi Avenue     Green Bay, WI     54304

Fee: $129

Continental breakfast, instruction, printed materials, lunch and continuing education certificate included in the fee.

Continuing Education:

This offering will provide .6 CEUs or 6 CEHs as continuing education credit hours, continental breakfast, instruction, printed materials, lunch and continuing education certificate.

Trainer Biography

 David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., is a licensed physician in the state of Wisconsin and author of the Major Mental Illnesses Pocket   Guides series (Premier Publishing and Media, 2012). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,   and has Additional Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin,   Madison, with dual appointments in the departments of the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Department of   Professional Development and Applied Studies. Dr. Mays is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the Wisconsin   Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the law.

Over the last 23 years, Dr. Mays has practiced psychiatry in a variety of settings, including an HMO, an assertive community treatment program, private clinical and forensic practice, and as the clinical director of the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health institute. This forensic program is a 180-bed program, with the only maximum security forensic unit in the state of Wisconsin. He is a highly sought after presenter on numerous topics in mental health, including psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, personality disorders, suicide and aggression risk management, mainstream and alternative treatments in psychiatry, and the biology of ethics.


Continuing Education Cancellation Policy:

A full refund minus a $25 processing fee is given when canceling more than 10 days prior to an event. A $25 processing fee will be added when transferring your registration to another training more than 10 days prior to an event. No refund or transfer is issued 10 or fewer days prior to the event. A substitute may attend in your place. In case of low enrollments, we reserve the right to cancel programs and return a full refund.