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Learn about the impact pornography has on the developing and adult brain, and how parents and couples can respond, with Dr. Crystal Collier.

The average age of first exposure to pornography is 9-10 and the first search for pornography is age 10-11. This presentation will describe the effect of youth pornography use on the developing brain, as well as its effects in adults. Parents will learn what pornography use prevention looks and sounds like, and what couples can do if pornography has interfered in their relationship.

Come join us for this free webinar from the Hope and Healing Center & Institute. Register today for login information.

 

About the Speaker

Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & InstituteCrystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & Institute
Dr. Crystal Collier has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavior disorders, and substance abuse since 1991 when she started out as a mental health technician while studying undergraduate psychology. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and her doctorate in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. Crystal’s areas of expertise includes addiction, adolescent brain development, prevention programming, independent living skills training, parent coaching, and training new clinicians.

Crystal’s dissertation focus was the creation of a comprehensive prevention model to teach the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to children, teens, and parents which was selected for the 2015 Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In addition, Crystal teaches counseling skills and addiction classes as an adjunct professor and was awarded the Torch Bearer of the Year award in 2018 by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.

As the Murphy-Petersen Behavioral health fellow, Crystal will write a high-risk behavior prevention guide for parents, develop a prevention video series, conduct research on Alternative Peer Groups, and continue to educate the community regarding how a variety of high-risk behaviors can turn into addiction and effect healthy neurodevelopment. Crystal and her husband enjoy traveling and cuddling with their three cats.

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