Treatment Theories for Addictions
Evidence Based Practices for Treatments for Addictions
U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration
Therapeutic Communities – Research Report Series
National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institute of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2015)
The Use of EMDR Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar
This free webinar will give an overview of the 8 phases of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy protocol. A brief description of how EMDR therapy effects neurobiology of the brain will be provided and the trainer will summarize two specific protocols (DETUR and Cycle Model) for alleviating cravings and euphoric recall. A presentation of two strategies for working with clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will explain how to determine appropriate timing for processing trauma.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Resource Tapping (EMDR) in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar (August 2016)
This webinar will explore the combined usefulness of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Resource Tapping (an EMDR technique) in helping patients with chronic pain. These interventions, individually and together, are evidence-based practices for both chronic physical pain (e.g. back injuries, lupus) and “diffuse pain syndromes” more often associated with MH disorders (e.g. fibromyalgia). Traditional medical interventions for all these disorders often rely on opioid analgesics and anxiolytics which predispose persons in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) to relapse.
Strengthening the Substance Use Treatment Workforce and Provider Networks
LeBlanc, V. (2013). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Shifting from Cognitive to Behavioral Approaches in CBT
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar
Although CBT is an integrated approach, there is an underlying assumption that therapists will use both cognitive and behavioral approaches in the treatment. However, there is not much discussion of how and when to shift from cognitive approaches to behavioral ones and how to do that within a group of clients who are in different stages of change. This webinar will discuss tasks of the stages of change and how to use these to guide both individualized and group approaches to shifting strategies.