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CRAFT Training with Dr. Robert Meyers and Dr. Hendrik Roozen

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The New School for Social Research - Wolff Conference Room

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New York, NY 10003

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Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) with Dr. Robert Meyers and Dr. Hendrik Roozen: Working Effectively with Families

Friday March 9, 10am-5pm
Saturday, March 10, 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 11, 10:15am-5:15pm

"For decades, it was believed that there was nothing one could do to help substance-abusing loved ones until they hit bottom or that heavy-handed confrontational tactics were necessary. Bob Meyers has developed a remarkably effective and gentle method for working with family members and concerned significant others to help their 'unmotivated' loved ones get into treatment. It is no longer necessary to feel helpless and hopeless."

-William R. Miller, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and author of Motivational Interviewing.



Join Dr. Robert Meyers and Dr. Hendrik Roozen for a special training in NYC on the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach to helping families identify practical and highly-effective ways to move their loved one toward treatment, while simultaneously improving their own lives. During training, Dr. Roozen will provide an introduction to harm reduction principles and practices in the Netherlands, talk about repeated alcohol detoxification and its implications.

Supported by 20 years of peer-reviewed research, CRAFT is a comprehensive behavioral program that teaches families to optimize their impact while avoiding confrontation or detachment. CRAFT methods are evidence-based and provide families with a hopeful, positive, and more effective alternative to addressing substance problems than other intervention programs.

CRAFT is very successful at influencing treatment refusing alcohol and drug abusers to enter treatment:

  • Across a number of clinical research studies, CRAFT consistently gets 64%-86% of cases into treatment, typically after only five sessions.
  • In comparative studies, CRAFT treatment engagement is significantly higher than the Johnson Intervention (30%) and Al-Anon (0%-17%).
  • CRAFT’s efficacy has been shown with ethnically-diverse client populations and with other individuals in a variety of types of relationships with the substance abuser (spouse, parent, adult, child, sibling, partner, grandparent, etc.).
  • Regardless of whether a family member’s loved one enters treatment, the family member typically feels less depressed, anxious, angry, and has fewer physical symptoms than before treatment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To understand...
1. How to enhance family member’s motivation.
2. The functional analysis of the substance abuser’s problem behavior.
3. Communication skills training for family members.
4. Judicious use of positive reinforcement.
5. Use of negative consequences for substance using behavior.
6. Domestic violence precautions.
7. Enrichment of family member’s own lives.
8. The treatment invitation for the substance abuser.

The training agenda will be available shortly.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This training is designed for psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, primary health workers, and other helping professionals working with families. Graduate students are also encouraged to attend.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
The New School for Social Research’s Department of Psychology SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0199. This training provides 18 hours of continuing education. This training has also been approved to provide 18 hours of continuing education credits for CASACs by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).



ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Robert Meyers, PhD, is an Emeritus Research Associate Professor of Psychology who worked in the clinical research branch at the University of New Mexico's Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addiction for over 42 years. Dr. Meyers is the winner of the 2002 Dan Anderson Research Award from the Hazelden Foundation and the 2003 Young Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism. He has published over 100 scientific articles and co-authored 5 books on addiction, including Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening and Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment: Working with Family Members. Recently, he co-authored Coming Home: A Warrior's Guide with Dr. William R. Miller. Dr. Meyers has been in the addiction field for over 42 years.

Hendrik G. Roozen, PhD, is a clinically certified Dutch mental health psychologist. He obtained his PhD in 2005 at VU University Amsterdam, based on a study of the Community Reinforcement Approach in combination with the drug naltrexone. Currently he is affiliated to the University of New Mexico at the ‘Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions’ (CASAA) in Albuquerque (USA). Between 2012 and 2016 he was working at Tilburg University scientific center for care and welfare (TRANZO) the Netherlands, as an endowed professor and connected to the academic workplace for Addiction as a chair. Roozen works as a trainer and consultant at Roozen & Meyers Consultancy (RMC). He organizes training courses about the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), provides support and supervision for health professionals and also carries out consultations with numerous mental health, forensic, and addiction care institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. He is also a board member of the Addiction Psychology section of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP).



FAQs

What time does the training start and end?

On Friday and Saturday, the training will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, the training will start at 10:15 a.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. The training agenda will be available shortly.

Accommodations?

Unfortunately, we do not have a special group rate for this training and encourage you to find a hotel room or Airbnb that is in the Union Square area of NYC. The training will be held at 6 East 16th Street, room 1103 all 3 training days.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at info@cfol.org or 212.213.8905 x2.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will only be honored if they are requested more than 24 hours prior to the event. There are no refunds to requests that are made within the 24 hours prior to the event or at any point after the event. To obtain a refund, please email info@cfol.org.

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