This course examines female specific Cognitive Behavior Therapy in individuals and groups of women seeking treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Female specific therapy was more effective than standard treatment in groups. Similar, positive outcomes for individual and group treatment formats were found for drinking, mood, coping skills, self-confidence, interpersonal functioning, and self-care. This course is based on a research article that includes statistical analysis.
This course is based on the article, Individual versus Group Female-Specific Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder created by Elizabeth E. Epstein, PhD, et al. in 2018.
Course Material Authors
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Elizabeth E. Epstein, PhD
Dr. Epstein is Professor of Psychiatry, Addictions Division, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Professor Emerita, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University. Dr. Epstein received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut and is a licensed psychologist. She is Principal Investigator and/or co-investigator on several past and current clinical research grants funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Her primary research activities involve development and testing of Motivational Enhancement/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MET/CBT) models and mechanisms of change for substance use disorders (SUDs), and related problems.
Barbara S. McCrady, PhD.
Barbara S. McCrady is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on improving treatments for persons affected by alcohol and other drug problems through the development of empirically supported treatments she has published extensively in the addictions field.
Kevin A. Hallgren, PhD
Kevin A. Hallgren is clinical psychologist and assistance professor with research interests in the treatment of problematic alcohol use, drug use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. His research focuses on understanding how, when, and why people receiving treatment for substance use disorders experience clinical improvements.
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 the reluctance of women to attend treatment for alcohol use disorder.
Summarize that women have better outcomes in same sex groups, but only if female specific content is used.
Extrapolate that women in individual and group session were able to significantly reduce alcohol consumption.
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Faculty: L.A. Rankin
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