The Role of Cognitive Skills and Brain Function in Recovery Building a Strong Foundation for Success

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Cognitive skills such as Short Term and Long Term Memory, Visual and Auditory Processing, Attention, Processing Speed, and Logic and Reasoning are the foundation for learning. These skills which work much like your computer’s processor are vital and necessary for clarity of thought, the ability to connect consequences with behavior, problem solving, and the ability to remember and apply coping and self-management skills when under stress. Substance abuse negatively affects the function of these important skills making recovery and performance in work and day-to-day life more difficult than necessary. In this webinar, we’ll learn about the impact these skills have on recovery and most importantly, how these skills can be made better! There are options to improve cognitive function and restore much of what has been lost or damaged, giving those in recovery a new mind with which to tackle their new life.

Andrea Pitman, Master Level Certified Cognitive Skills Coach & Psychometrist
The Nectar Group
Andrea Pitman is Executive Director and Owner of The Nectar Group. She is a Master Level Certified Cognitive Coach with over 21 years of experience working with students and families through cognitive skills training, consulting, and teaching. Originally from Leander, Texas, Andrea received her education and teaching certification from Southwestern University in Georgetown. She has consulted with over 80 learning centers across the US to help improve student outcomes. With a rich background in education and neuroscience, she has always striven to pinpoint the root issues of learning challenges and create comprehensive plans of action to help students achieve excellent results. She is proud to call Denver her home, and when not sharing the benefits of cognitive training, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, the arts, and spending time outdoors.