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CBT for Substance Use Disorders

June 19, 2017 @ 8:45 am - June 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT

- $900

Led by Cory F. Newman, Ph.D. and Amy Wenzel, Ph.D., participants will learn the essentials of cognitive behavior therapy for mental health professionals who treat substance use disorders. Participants will learn evidence-based, cognitive behavioral methods for helping substance-abusing patients 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 utilize a range of adaptive skills (e.g., responding to unhelpful cognitions, honest communication).

Workshop Information

Workshop Duration:

3 Days, Mon – Wed: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute | Directions


Cory F. Newman, Ph.D.

Amy Wenzel, Ph.D.




18 credits

Workshop Curriculum

Days 1 & 2: CBT for Substance Abuse

  • The CBT model as applied to substance abuse treatment: structure, goals, relationship to 12-step, stages of change, motivational interviewing
  • Targets for intervention as per the model
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • Confronting denial
  • Specific techniques
  • Participant role-plays
  • Managing co-morbidity and crises

Day 3: CBT for Substance Abuse: Group Format

  • Overview of  group therapy with a focus on factors related to group cohesiveness and process
  • Cognitive-therapy addictions groups with extended demonstration
  • Specific cognitive-therapy addictions groups techniques
  • Small group role-plays
  • Special issues

Continuing Education

Overall Objectives

CE/CME: 18 credits

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All trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.

Travel Information

For hotel and travel assistance, contact our travel team online or via phone at (919) 336-4126 x3.

There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute with special rates available. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (formerly the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West) is about a ten-minute walk from Beck Institute. The Courtyard also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon.

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June 19, 2017 @ 8:45 am
June 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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CBT for Substance Use Disorders 06.19.17$900.00