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612.W Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Substance Use Disorders

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 use disorders. Several important features of CBT make it particularly promising as a
treatment for substance use disorders:
• CBT is a short-term, comparatively brief approach well suited to the resource
capabilities of most clinical programs.
• CBT has been extensively evaluated in rigorous clinical trials and has solid empirical
support as treatment for substance use disorders.
• CBT is structured, goal-oriented, and focused on the immediate problems faced by
substance abusers entering treatment who are struggling to control their substance us
• 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).
• CBT is compatible with a range of other treatments the patient may receive, such as
pharmacotherapy and self- help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. This course will
explore the central elements of CBT in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and
examine CBT treatment manuals that address SUDS.

Starts: Jun. 5, 2019 7:49 pm
Ends: Jun. 5, 2019 7:49 pm
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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