This article is focused on improving the quality of addiction treatment. Based on observations that patients are leaving treatment too early and/or are continuing to use substances during their care, the authors propose six actions that could help reorient and revitalize this kind of clinical work: (1) conceptualize and treat addictive disorders within a psychiatric/mental health framework; (2) make the creation of a strong therapeutic alliance a core part of the healing process; (3) understand patients’ addictions and other problems using models based on multiple internal parts, voices, or modes; (4) make contingency management and the use of positive reinforcement systems a standard and central practice in all treatment settings; (5) envision long-term change and healing through the lens of identity theory; and (6) integrate the growing developments in recovery culture with formal treatment.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Re-envisioning Addiction Treatment: A Six-Point Plan created by Dr. Scott Kellogg and Dr. Andrew Tatarsky in 2012.
Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly
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Dr. Scott Kellogg
Dr.Kellogg is a Clinical Psychologist and an Addiction Psychologist who works as a psychotherapist and supervisor at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City. Dr. Kellogg is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the New York University Department of Psychology; he was previously on the faculties of The Rockefeller University, the Yale University School of Medicine, and the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College/Columbia University. Dr. Kellogg received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1993. His writings and presentations have addressed such topics as schema therapy, chair work, addiction treatment, harm reduction, identity theory, trauma and violence, and contingency management.
Dr. Andrew Tatarsky
Dr. Tatarsky is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living, where treatment and professional training is based on Integrative Harm Reduction Therapy (IHRP). He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the City University of New York. He is a Clinical Advisor to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services of New York State, founding board member and president-elect of the Division on Addiction of New York State Psychological Association. Among his other professional roles, Dr. Tatarsky is a board member of Moderation Management Network, a founding board member of Association for Harm Reduction Therapy and Chairman of Mental Health Professionals in Harm Reduction.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about (children's behavior problems and intervention strategies). It is appropriate for (an introductory level, an intermediate level, an advanced level, introductory to intermediate levels, intermediate to advanced levels, all levels) of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe and apply six core treatment models and techniques for reforming and improving the care of persons receiving treatment for substance abuse.
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Course Creator: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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