Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102494
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.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- 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
- To describe the impact of behavioral couples therapy on relationship satisfaction from baseline to different amounts of time at follow-up
- To identify the relationship between dual-problem couple status and treatment responses for behavioral couples therapy and individually-based therapy
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