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).
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
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.