Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Date: May 24, 2017 Price: $50.00 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm CEUs: 6 Class Type: Classroom
Level: All levels Instructor: Thomas Broffman, PhD, LICSW, LCDP, CEAP Domain(s): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 Domain Chart

 6 CEUs:  MH, SW, CD

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that has gained widespread application in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including substance abuse. Several important features of CBT make it particularly promising as a treatment for substance use disorders:
1.CBT is a short-term, comparatively brief approach well suited to the resource capabilities of most clinical programs.
2.CBT has been extensively evaluated in rigorous clinical trials and has solid empirical support as treatment for substance abuse.
3.CBT is structured, goal-oriented, and focused on the immediate problems faced by substance abusers entering treatment who are struggling to control their substance use.
4.CBT is a flexible, individualized approach that can be adapted to a wide range of patients as well as a variety of settings (inpatient, outpatient) and formats (group, individual).
5.CBT is compatible with a range of other treatments the patient may receive, such as pharmacotherapy and self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. CBT's broad approach encompasses week course will explore the central elements of CBT in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and examine CBT treatment manuals that address SUDS.

Training Goals: at the completion of the training participants will be able to:
1.Identify the precursors and consequences of a client's substance abuse behavior
2.Assist clients in identifying and refuting irrational beliefs about their substance use
3.Identify the characteristics of different attributional processes
4.Define the roles of cognition and behavior in the relapse process
5.Improve clients' self-confidence in dealing with high-risk situations
6.Improve clients' self-confidence in dealing with social pressure
7.Identify the critical elements of the therapist-client relationship.