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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention Strategies (CBT)

March 16, 2022

Presented by Grant Hovik, MA

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has become a mainstay of evidence-based SUD treatment. The purpose of this training is to provide participants with a detailed overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relapse prevention (RP) strategies, the available resources and encourage use of these strategies in daily clinical practice. The training will be presented in the three parts, covering (1) the underlying principles of CBT and RP, as behavioral interventions used in the treatment of substance use disorders; (2) the specific elements of CBT in including practice with specific interventions (e.g., trigger-thought-craving-use sequence; drug refusal skills; abstinence violation syndrome, etc.); and (3) methods for implementing CBT strategies, including treatment provider role/style in facilitating CBT sessions; using CBT in group and individual sessions; principles of using CBT (e.g., repetition, practice, rationale, scripts, etc.); creating a daily recovery plan; and how to handle relapse. The training will include trainer demonstrations, skill practice, and group discussions.

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