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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Justin Enggasser, Ph.D.
Course Description:

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.

This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.

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