This course reviews attachment-oriented research on individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs), exploring the connection between insecure attachment and SUD development. Some potential implications for treatment are discussed as well as additional areas where further investigation is needed.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Attachment and Substance Use Disorders—Theoretical Models, Empirical Evidence, and Implications for Treatment created by Andreas Schindler, PhD in 2019.
Front. Psychiatry, 15 October 2019 Oct 2019
Course Material Author
Andreas Schindler, PhD
Dr. Schindler is a Senior Researcher, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany and his work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Andreas Schindler, PhD authored the material only, and was 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.
Tiara Totten is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor with more than nine years of experience working
with adolescents and adults utilizing person-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals achieve optimal wellness. She has extensive experience in individual therapy, group therapy and supervision and is currently working on her PsyD in clinical psychology.
Counselors, addiction specialist, 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:
Investigate the link between insecure attachment and substance use disorders (SUDs)
Assess the methodological challenges in the reviewed studies
Examine the results of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to comprehend the prevalence of insecure attachment in individuals with SUDs
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Faculty: Tiara Totten
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