18 CEs

Substance Use Disorders

Clients who misuse substances are a highly heterogeneous group. But they often have important factors in common, such as difficulties in managing cravings and urges, faulty beliefs that perpetuate their misuse of substances, mood instability, and fluctuations between feeling “in control” of their problems and feeling hopeless and desperate. This workshop will focus on the evidence-based methods of CBT to help clients increase their motivation to change, moderate their dysfunctional beliefs, manage their cravings, and improve their mood.

Led by Cory Newman, PhD, ABPP, this experiential workshop will also address clients’ co-morbid problems such as anxiety and mood disorders. You’ll learn how to combine confrontational methods with a collaborative, congenial spirit. You’ll also learn how to integrate CBT principles with motivational interviewing and 12-step programs. Day three, led by Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP, will focus on how to apply the skills learned in the workshop to a group setting.

There has been a tremendous increase in the use of opiates associated with the experience of chronic painJoin us for a special lunch presentation by Dr. Allen Miller (link to his bio) during lunch on Tuesday that will focus on CBT conceptualization and interventions used to help clients who are caught in a viscous cycle of using opiates to alleviate chronic pain.