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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for SUD: March 18-19, 2024

This virtual training is being sponsored by the HHSC Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Programs. SUD contractors have priority for this training.

Substance use disorders are multifaceted; they can significantly affect many parts of an individual’s life including family, work, school, and social life. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide range of addictive behaviors as well as an efficacious approach to treating substance use disorders. CBT targets specific beliefs and behaviors as well as other areas of one’s life affected by substance use. This workshop will focus on essentials of CBT and applying the CBT model to the substance abuse population through the lens of a trauma-informed approach. You will learn how to implement effective cognitive and behavioral interventions that can help clients to identify and change thoughts and beliefs associated with addiction and addictive behaviors. You will learn how to elicit and respond to feedback, measure progress, and prevent relapse. Through didactic, demonstrations, and practice, participants will learn about the impact of trauma and how to use values and aspirations to guide their clients’ CBT treatment to live effectively without relying on substances.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds Policy:

Live In Person/Virtual Trainings:

• A colleague may be substituted at no extra charge if Centralized Training is notified at least two business days before the training.

• Requests for refunds for an in-person/virtual workshop must be received 72 hours prior to the workshop.

Self-Paced Online Trainings:

• No refunds are offered for self-paced online trainings.

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Training Location: Zoom Meeting
Webcam and audio are required for participation.
8:30am-4:00pm CST
Dr. Patrick McElwaine
CEUs Offered: 12 hours

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