This course address substance use disorder in veterans. It examines cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and integrative therapy in a group therapy format. Treatment outcome was measured by drug screens (UDS), the Quality of Life Inventory, the knowledge and feedback form, substance use and treatment outcomes, and treatment retention.
This course is based on the article, Program Evaluation of Group Transcending Self Therapy-An Integrative Modular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders created by Kathryn Polak and Brian L Meyer, PhD. LCP in 2020.
Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment Volume 14: 1–9 Jul 2020
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Kathryn Polak is a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Brian L Meyer, PhD. LCP
Dr. Meyer is a Clinical Psychologist and the Psychology Program Manager for Community-Based Outpatient Clinics at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Meyer has worked in the child welfare and the child and adult mental health fields as a clinician, administrator, teacher, policy maker, program developer, expert witness, researcher, consultant, and trainer. Dr. Meyer is also a nationally in-demand speaker who has given over 300 presentations and trainings on a wide range of content areas including the treatment of trauma and co-morbid conditions, substance abuse, complex trauma, the effects of trauma and substance abuse on families, Veterans’ mental health, mindfulness meditation, secondary traumatization and self-care, and collaborative courts.
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 that SUD’s are increasing in prevalence among veterans.
Identify the modules and sessions used in TST-I-CBT.
Summarize evidence-based effective group treatments.
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