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E-Therapy With Addiction Treatments

About the Course:

This course explores the treatment of alcohol dependence, cannabis dependence, cocaine dependence, opioid dependence and gambling using computer-based health interventions comprised of behavioral therapy, both guided and self-directed. Treatment types were varied, using CBT, MI and TES, and TES with MMT. The treatments were found to be statistically significant, but with a small effect over treatment as usual. However, for gambling, the drop-out rate was over 97% with the experimental group and 83% in the wait list group and the treatment was not deemed effective. Patients with substantial substance abuse treatment history were the most likely to benefit using TES.

This course is based on the article, e-Therapy Interventions for the Treatments of Substance Use Disorders and Other Addictions: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness created by Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health in 2017 and the article, Can persons with a history of multiple addiction treatment episodes benefit from technology delivered behavior therapy? A moderating role of treatment history at baseline created by Sunny Jung Kim, PhD. et al. in 2016.

Publication Date:

June 27, 2018 and March 1, 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.

Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health
 The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, or CADTH, is a Canadian national organisation that provides research and analysis to healthcare decision-makers
Sunny Jung Kim, PhD.
Sunny Jung Kim currently works in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine. Sunny does research in Social Media, Technology, Health Psychology, Health Promotion, Health Communication, Social Psychology and Media Psychology. She has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

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. Acknowledge that e-therapy is effective at treating AUD and SUD.
  2. Recognize e-therapy was not effective in treating gambling disorder, due to a dramatically high dropout rate.
  3. Summarize that e-therapy using TES is effective in treating patients with SUD and high amounts of previous treatment episodes.

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Course Number 102508
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