Brown University Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies: Distance Learning Program

681 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy



The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England , funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at Brown University Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, is offering a credited, on-line course on cognitive behavioral therapy.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that has gained widespread application in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including substance abuse. Several important features of CBT make it particularly promising as a treatment for substance abuse and dependence:

  • 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 abuse.
  • CBT is structured, goal-oriented, and focused on the immediate problems faced by substance abusers entering treatment who are struggling to control their substance use.
  • 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.

CBT's broad approach encompasses several important common tasks of successful substance abuse treatment.

This four week course will explore the central elements of CBT in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and examine CBT treatment manuals that address alcohol and cocaine addiction.

Instructor

Justin Enggasser, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Section Chief of Substance Abuse Treatment Services at VA Boston Healthcare System. He is a licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and provides direct clinical services through the residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs at VA Boston. Dr. Enggasser has published several studies in the areas of depression and substance use. He is currently involved in projects developing and testing new treatment models (a gender-specific cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol for women with substance use disorders) and treatment delivery methods (web-based interventions for problem drinking).

Course Objectives

  • Identify the precursors and consequences of a client's substance abuse behavior;
  • Identify the characteristics of different attributional processes;
  • Define the roles of cognition and behavior in the relapse process;
  • Improve clients' self-confidence in dealing with high-risk situations;
  • Identify the critical elements of the therapist-client relationship.

Course Requirements

This is a four-week course, beginning on April 22, 2013. Requirements are:

  • Required on-line reading (one hour per week)
  • Completion of pre and post test
  • Completion of weekly homework assignments (one hour per week)
  • Participation in the weekly course forum
  • Completion of an on-line course evaluation

*Please note that there are no real time events associated with this course. Lessons will be posted on the class home page on Tuesday and responses are due the following Monday. With the exception of the first weeks lesson which will be posted Monday with the responses due the following Monday. Assignments can be accessed at the participant's convenience.

A full refund is available up until April 30, 2013 after which there will be no refunds.

Accreditation

$60.00 Certification

  • This four-week course, which begins on April 22, 2013, has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for 8 educational credits. It is being provided by the Brown Distance Learning program, which is accredited as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider (#000151).
  • This course is approved by the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) for 8 Category 1 continuing education for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC's). The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate.
  • The New York State OASAS does accept distance learning CEUs provided by institutions of higher learning for individuals pursuing or renewing a CASAC, CPP or CPS.
  • ATTC of New England DLP is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP ™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (provider # 6463) 2 clock hours will be provided for this event.

$80.00 Certification

  • This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider # 886514487) for 8 continuing education contact hours.

*Combined certificates are available upon request.

Certificates will be immediately printable from the course homepage to participants in the program for its duration who submit all required materials.

Please contact your local certification board to verify reciprocity or acceptance of The ATTC of New England's Distance Learning contact hours.

To participate, you must have:

  • An E-mail address and the capacity to retrieve and send E-mail;
  • Access to World Wide Web (the following programs provide WWW access: Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Explorer)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher is the preferred browser for ATTC of New England DLP online courses
  • The ability to navigate the World Wide Web
  • A basic understanding of how to use a computer and send and receive email

PLEASE NOTE NETWORK AND COMPUTER TECHNICAL SUPPORT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2013 or when the course limit is reached.

To register for this course please log into your account or create your account then log into your account and click the Enroll in a New Course link at the bottom of your account page (have your credit card ready). On the Enrollment page select '681 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy' using the left pull down menu. Use the right pull down menu to select the type of certificate you wish to receive. Once both the course and certificate type have been selected click the Enroll and Pay button. Complete your payment by filling in all required fields and following all on screen prompts. Once your payment has been processed your registration has been concluded. To register using alternate forms of payment (check, money order, or invoice) contact attcdl@brown.edu for registration processing. To view payment information please use the payment policies.

For a list of current ATTC of New England Distance Learning courses, please go to the following site:
http://www.browndlp.org/.

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