Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103032
About the Course:
This course contains two articles that discuss evidence-based practice, group therapy and mindfulness in substance use disorder treatment. The first article examines evidence-based practice vs treatment—as-usual in group therapy, as well as evidence-based treatment implementation. It includes: treatment modalities and group therapy structure, use of EB practice components and questionable practices, and clinician and organizational factors. The second article discusses mindfulness and acceptance based therapy in the treatment of substance use in their randomized control trial. It includes: mindfulness based treatments for substance use (specifically Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention MBRP), Acceptance-Based Treatments (ACT) for substance use, and integrating mindfulness and acceptance for residential treatment.
This course is based on the article, Group Therapy for Substance Use Disorders: A Survey of Clinician Practices created by Dennis C. Wendt, PhD et al. in 2017 and the article A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mindfulness and Acceptance Group Therapy for Residential Substance Use Patients created by Ryan C. Shorey, PhD et al. in 2017.
Publication Date:Jan 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:
- Acknowledge the benefits of groups and mindfulness in the treatment of Substance use patients.
- Identify barriers to the use of evidence-based treatment, group therapy structure, questionable practices, and how provider philosophy dictates approach.
- Summarize the importance of mindfulness as a technique and efficacy as an approach.
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