This course is a study of the modalities and modes of treatment in clinical practice for substance use disorder treatment and whether they are evidence-based or treatment as usual. This study is based on the self-report of clinicians. There is a gap in evidence-based practice, with clinicians predominately using group therapy and evidence-based treatment being predominantly individual therapy. Clinicians reported using evidence-based treatment implementation with individual therapy models (CBT and MI) being adapted to groups.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Group Therapy for Substance Use Disorders-A Survey of Clinician Practices created by Dennis C. Wendt, PhD. and Joseph P. Gone, PhD in 2017.
Course Material Authors
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Dennis C. Wendt, PhD.
Dr. Dennis C. Wendt is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan in 2015, including an APA-accredited internship at the Southwest Consortium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Joseph P. Gone, PhD, is a professor of psychology (clinical area) and American culture (Native American studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has published 65 articles and chapters exploring the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in Indigenous community settings vis-a-vis the mental health professions, with particular attention to therapeutic interventions such as psychotherapy and traditional healing. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of seven divisions within the American Psychological Association, he has served on the editorial boards of seven scientific journals and reviewed manuscripts for more than 70 additional journals in the behavioral and health sciences. A recipient of several fellowships and career awards, he was named a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2014.
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.
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:
Acknowledge there is a gap between evidence-based treatment research and clinical practice.
Identify the models of treatment used.
Summarize the effectiveness of Twelve-Step-Facilitator groups used in clinical practice.
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Faculty: L.A. Rankin
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