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A Randomized Clinical Trial of Behavioral Couples Therapy Versus Individually-based Treatment for Drug Abusing Women

About the Course:

Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) is a couple-based therapy for adults with substance use disorder (SUD) that aims to help the SUD patient and their partner build support for the patient’s abstinence and improve relationship functioning. BCT has a strong research base establishing its efficacy. This study compared BCT and the more typical individual-based treatment (IBT) for married or cohabiting SUD patients.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, A Randomized Clinical Trial of Behavioral Couples Therapy Versus Individually-based Treatment for Drug Abusing Women created by Timothy J. O’Farrell, PhD, ABPP and Jeremiah A. Schumm,PhD, ABPP in 2017.

Publication Date:

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; April 2017

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Timothy J. O'Farrell, PhD, ABPP
Timothy J. O’Farrell, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Jeremiah A. Schumm,PhD, ABPP
Jeremiah A. Schumm,PhD, ABPP is a professor at School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University. Dr. Schumm is a national master trainer in behavioral couple therapy for substance use disorders as well as a master trainer for cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD. In addition to having conducted over 50 national and international research presentations and clinical training workshops, he has published 47 peer-reviewed journal articles and 12 book chapters in the areas of substance misuse and PTSD.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. To describe the impact of behavioral couples therapy and individually-based therapy on days of illicit drug use, days abstinent from alcohol and drugs, and frequency of substance-related problems of participants
  2. To describe the impact of behavioral couples therapy on relationship satisfaction from baseline to different amounts of time at follow-up
  3. To identify the relationship between dual-problem couple status and treatment responses for behavioral couples therapy and individually-based therapy

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Course Number 102494
2 CE credit hours
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