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CBT for Substance Use Disorders

This workshop will be hosted online.

Substance use disorders are multifaceted; they can significantly affect many parts of an individual’s life including family, work, school, and social life. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide range of addictive behaviors as well as an efficacious approach to treating substance use disorders. CBT targets specific beliefs and behaviors as well as other areas of one’s life affected by substance use.

Led by Rosanna Sposato, PsyD, this workshop will focus on essentials of CBT and applying the CBT model to the substance abuse population. You will learn how to implement effective cognitive and behavioral interventions that can help clients identify and change thoughts and beliefs associated with addiction and addictive behaviors. Through interactive and experiential exercises, this workshop will review techniques to help clients increase their motivation for change, shift unhelpful thinking patterns, and manage urges and cravings. Dr. Sposato will also focus on treating your clients’ co-morbid problems such as mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma.

Day three, led by Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP, will focus on how to apply the skills learned in the workshop to a group setting.


This workshop will be held as a live training, over Zoom. Please view the technical requirements and ensure that your computer is running the latest version of Zoom.

Please note that the workshop will not be recorded.

Available Dates in 2020:

  • May 4-6 - Virtual Workshop

$500

Workshop Times:

8:45am – 4:00pm, Eastern Time

Workshop Location:

This workshop will be hosted online.

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Overall Objectives:

CE/CME:

18 credits

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All trainees receive a Letter of Workshop Attendance verifying participation in this program.

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Workshop Curriculum

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Introductions, Discussion of SUD, Overview of CBT and cognitive model Experiential: Group exercise, Video — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    105
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Case conceptualization and Cognitive model of substance use disorders Experiential – Completing a Case Conceptualization Diagram — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    85
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Cognitive model of substance use disorders (continued), Therapeutic relationship, setting goals, Structuring sessions — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    75
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Evaluating automatic thoughts, Experiential, Role play. Practicing eliciting and evaluating automatic thoughts — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    100

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Review of Day 1 feedback, questions, review of case conceptualization diagrams completed Responding to automatic thoughts and beliefs (cont’d) — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    105
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Managing Urges and Cravings — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    85
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Co-Occurring Disorders (Trauma, Depression, Anxiety) Experiential – Practicing grounding techniques (15 minutes) — Rosanna Sposato, PsyD
    75
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Advances in Cognitive Therapy
    100

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Introduction to group therapy and cognitive therapy addictions group — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    105
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Extended demonstration of the cognitive therapy addictions group — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    85
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Specific techniques in cognitive therapy addictions groups — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    85
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Small group roleplays and Workshop Review — Amy Wenzel, PhD
    90

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