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Title: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Substance Use Disorders

Presenter:  Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS 

Date: January 27, 2016, Wednesday, 10 am – 12 pm

 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.


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).


Presenter 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.


Continuing Education Credit:

Each UNC School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series event provides the following credit:  2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC, 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists, 2.0 contact hours from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. This program does not provide specific NBCC credits. However, per LPC licensure guidelines, you may submit up to 15 contact hours of continuing education by attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO). Northwest AHEC is a member of NAO.


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 Cost: $25/event including CEU (through NorthWestAHEC)