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Description: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that is gaining more momentum in North Carolina, but is it effective for substance use disorders? This training will introduce participants to the research behind CBT for substance use disorders and will explore the theoretical underpinnings of CBT as well as effective strategies, including: functional analysis; coping skills training; cognitive restructuring; and relapse prevention.  We will also briefly discuss ways to integrate Motivational Interviewing in order to more effectively engage clients in the change process.

picture-71Presenter Bio: Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Marty joined the faculty at the School of Social Work in 2003, and teaches graduate studies in direct practice social work. Prior to her tenure at the School of Social Work, Marty worked as a treatment provider, with a focus on substance use disorders. In 2008 she founded e-daptivity Learning and Performance Solutions, an organizational development company that specializes in providing services to behavioral healthcare agencies.

Participants completing this event will be able to:

  1. Describe the theoretical underpinnings of CBT.
  2. Explain the core components of CBT for SUDs.
  3. Discuss population specific issues that warrant consideration.
  4. Identify foundational CBT skills for SUDS (e.g., case formulation, cognitive restructuring, cognitive mapping, and relapse prevention).

Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series, a joint program of UNC School of Social Work and Northwest AHEC of Wake Forest School of Medicine

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