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CBT for Substance Use Disorders and Addictions: You Might be Surprised!

Dr. Jessica L. Martin

Friday, January 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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Workshop Purpose and Content:

All cognitive-behavioral therapies are comprised of at least five essential components: structure, collaboration, case conceptualization, psychoeducation, and structured techniques. Despite the importance of all five essential components, CBTs are best known for their numerous structured techniques (e.g., self-monitoring, daily thought records, advantages-disadvantages analyses, decisional balance, chain analysis, etc.). Inevitably, cognitive-behavioral therapists treating people with SUDs and addictions find that even the best structured techniques fail to help many individuals struggling with SUDs and addictions.

The purpose of this workshop is to focus on all five essential components of CBT for treating people with SUDs and addictions, since it is understood that even the best techniques won't work unless therapists optimize the other essential CBT components (i.e., structure, collaboration, case conceptualization, and psychoeducation).

Various teaching methods will be employed to highlight the five essential components of CBT, including case presentations, reviews of audio and video recordings, role playing, discussions, and more.

The Presenter: Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Bruce S. Liese is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Courtesy Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas.  Dr. Liese is proud to say that he earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from The University at Albany. He earned his masters degree in Psychology from Columbia University and board certification in Family Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).  He completed post-doctoral training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Aaron T. Beck.  He is a Fellow in two American Psychological Association Divisions: 50 (Addictions) and 29 (Psychotherapy). Dr. Liese currently serves as President of APA Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology).

Dr. Liese is a researcher, teacher, clinical supervisor, and clinician. His work focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors. He has been Director of CBT training for a large multi-center NIDA-funded addictions study and has supervised hundreds of CB therapists. Presently he teaches courses on addictive behaviors, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice in psychology, and supervises more than a dozen psychotherapy trainees. Dr. Liese has more than 50 publications and has co-authored two texts on addictive behaviors with Dr. Beck.


Do I have to Register for the event?
Yes, please register as there will be a limited number of spots available for faculty and students before we open up the event to the rest of the university and the community.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring something to write with and something to write on. Please do not bring laptops.

What about lunch?

Participants will be given 50 minutes for lunch on their own. The campus center has a number of options for lunch.

Do I have to stay for the whole day?

It is highly recommended, but not required, that you stay for the entire day. Content is structured in such a way to build off of previous content and culminate in thorough coverage of using CBT to treat substance use disorders and addictive behaviors, including experiential components. Certificates of completion will be provided to those who stay for the entire day.

**This event is brought to you by the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and the Division of Counseling Psychology.

Have questions about CBT for Substance Use Disorders and Addictions: You Might be Surprised!? Contact Dr. Jessica L. Martin

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Assembly Hall
Campus Center
Univeristy at Albany

Friday, January 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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