SPECIALTY WORKSHOP

18 CEs

Substance Use Disorders

This workshop will focus on the evidence-based methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy to help substance-misusing clients to improve their motivation to change, identify and moderate their drug-use-related beliefs, manage their cravings more effectively, improve their mood states via self-help methods, and learn a range of psychological skills.

Led by Cory Newman, PhD, ABPP, this experiential workshop will teach you how to use cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients decide not to drink or use substances. The CBT skills will also address the clients’ co-morbid problems such as mood disorders and anxiety disorders.  In this workshop, you will learn how to combine confrontational methods with a collaborative, congenial spirit. After this training, you will be able to integrate cognitive-behavioral principles with motivational interviewing and 12-step ideas and values. The final day of training, led by Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP, will teach you how to apply the skills learned in the workshop to a group setting.

This workshop is a good fit for health and mental health practitioners at the master’s level or above who treat clients with alcohol or other substance-use-related problems.