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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention Strategies

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) was initially directed toward preventing relapse to problematic drinking, and was later adapted for use with cocaine-dependent individuals. Since then it has become a mainstay of evidence-based SUD treatment. The purpose of this interactive one-day training is to provide participants with a detailed overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relapse prevention (RP) strategies and encourage use of these strategies in daily clinical practice. The training will be presented in three parts, covering (1) the underlying principles of CBT and RP; (2) the specific elements of CBT including practice with specific interventions (e.g., trigger-thought-craving-use sequence; drug refusal skills; abstinence violation syndrome, etc.); and (3) methods for implementing CBT strategies, including treatment provider role/style in facilitating CBT sessions; using CBT in group and individual sessions; principles of using CBT (e.g., repetition, practice, rationale, scripts, etc.); creating a daily recovery plan; and how to handle relapse. The training will include trainer demonstrations, skill practice, and group discussions. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

1.    Discuss key principles of classical and operant conditioning, social learning theory, and behavioral modeling
2.    Describe how these key principles form the foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relapse prevention (RP)
3.    Define drug refusal skills, abstinence violation syndrome, and cognitive reframing. Then discuss how these critical concepts can be incorporated into individual and group CBT sessions
4.    Define the “5 W’s” of a client’s drug use and demonstrate how to conduct a relapse analysis
5.    Describe how to develop coping strategies for the psychological, social, and behavioral antecedents that often “trigger” a relapse

Starts: Feb. 13, 2020 9:00 am
Ends: Feb. 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 11, 2020
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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