**See NOTES at the bottom of the page for state and license specifics. The 2022 self-study recorded audio/video-based Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders course was created in 2016. It is updated once every 2 years, most recently in 2022 with updated SUD prevalence statistics, information about DSM5 changes and addiction’s effects on the family. The course features videotaped examples of clinical skills. The course will familiarize clinicians with CBT techniques used with clients in various stages of the disorders.
For more information about course completion requirements, see “course completion requirements” below.
About the Course:
This is a clinical course that demonstrates how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used with Substance Use Disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. CBT helps clients recognize that behavior is learned, thus dysfunctional behavior can be unlearned, teaches clients how to identify their feelings and express them appropriately, helps clients realize that they can change the way they think about alcohol and drug use, helps clients to see how they perceive their own behavior. With alcohol use, CBT may have a goal of reduction of use (harm-reduction). CBT is most often abstinence-oriented for drug use. It includes relapse prevention and coping skills training.
CE Information This is a 2.25 CE course. The cost is $35 and includes CE credit.
About the Clinical Instructor:
Richard Coleman, LMSW is currently in practice in upstate New York. He has over 50 years experience working in mental health settings as a clinician and author, and 20 years experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. He is an engaging and dynamic clinician. Read his bio here.
About the Narrator Instructor:
Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. is currently in private practice in New York City and in upstate NY. She is the Continuing Education Director of the non-profit organization Best Practice Trainers, Inc. (BPTI), which has a research and training mission. She has 40 years’ experience working in mental health settings as a clinician, teacher, and author, and 14 years’ experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. She is a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer. Read her bio here.
Course Goals and Objectives
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
1. identify the prevalence of alcohol, and/ or marijuana use in adolescent and adult populations.
2. describe 1 effect of substance use disorders on each of the following: behavior, psychological and physical health of individuals.
3. describe 1 effect of substance use disorders on the behavior and social well-being of families.
4. describe 1 effect of substance use disorders on the social well-being of communities.
5. describe one practice of CBT-based models of treatment for substance use disorder related problems.
6. list 2 assessment tools for alcohol use disorders.
7. list 2 substance use disorder treatment strategies for adolescents.
8. describe 2 CBT strategies useful for a client who is undergoing substance use (alcohol, marijuana, or cocaine) disorder treatment.
9. describe one evidence-based outcome of CBT-based models of treatment for substance use disorder related problems.
10. describe the use of CBT as an adjunct in the treatment of opiate use disorders.
Course Agenda: self-paced, expected to complete in approximately 2.25 hours, depending on level of education and experience.
1. (1.0 hour) This part of the course covers the incidence and prevalence of addiction to alcohol, marijuana and cocaine, specific biological mechanisms for the addictive process, the rationale for Best Practice Use in SUD treatment, including research outcomes with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions.
2. (1.25 hours) This part of the course covers the discussion and modeling of assessment, interventions using CBT in various decision-making stages.
Refunds will be given in exceptional circumstances only within a month of registration. Previous payments will be honored only within the calendar year of registration.
Target audience: Social workers and other clinical professionals who work with clients with Substance Use Disorders.
Content level: Beginning to intermediate
Course completion requirements
To earn CE credit, participants must log in, complete a pretest, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete an online course evaluation and a posttest with at least 75% accuracy. Anyone who does not pass the posttest with 75% accuracy can get a second chance using the training materials. Further attempts will require authorization by the CE Director. Certificates of completion are available immediately on course completion. Course credit cannot be given retroactively. No partial credit can be given for any partially completed course.
Terms and Conditions of the Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders Research Study: Please click on the link to read about the terms and conditions of the research study of which this course is a part .