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Alcohol-Focused Behavioral Couple Therapy

About the Course:

This course is a review of Alcohol-Focused Behavioral Couple Therapy literature. It includes active ingredients, moderators, and mediators of treatment outcome. Outcomes were measured for patient drinking, improved relationship functioning, and reductions in intimate partner violence. ABCT adaptations discussed are for substance abuse (SUD), intimate partner violence (IPV) in the general population and PTSD and TBI specific to veterans.

This course is based on the article, Alcohol-Focused Behavioral Couple Therapy created by Barbara McCrady, Ph.D. et al in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

Barbara McCrady, Ph.D.

Dr. McCrady is a professor at the University of New Mexico where she primarily researches conjoint therapy, other approaches that involve the social network, cognitive behavioral therapy, mutual help groups, and therapies for women. She has multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson is a Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico. He has published 19 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Rosa Muñoz, Ph.D.

Dr. Muñoz has published 7 articles in 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. This content is at the beginner level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the importance of significant others in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

  2. Identify the active ingredients of this approach.

  3. Summarize the subgroups this approach can benefit.

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Course Material

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Course Number 102777
1.5 credit hour
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