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    This home study program provides 20 NBCC Continuing Education Contact Hours.

    Prerequisite: Masters degree in a mental health field or current graduate student in a mental health discipline

    Certified Substance Abuse Therapist Certification Home Study Program

    This Home Study Course Includes:
    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Basics of Helping People to Get Better -- Audio CD Home Study Program
    “Cognitive-Behavioral Substance Abuse Counseling" -- Webinar recording on Computer CD
    Overcome Your Addiction (Audio CDs)
    Dr. Aldo Pucci's Book, "Feel the Way You Want to Feel ... No Matter What!"
    Certification Examination


    What You Will Learn

    This course teaches trainees:

    How to assess and help to correct underlying physical problems that drive people to drink / drug

    How to identify the causes of cravings and correct those cravings

    How to practice from a Cognitive Model of Substance Abuse Motivation

    How to practice form a Cognitive Model of Substance Abuse Behavior

    How to recognize the Five Categories of Substance Abuse Motivation

    How to overcome the abusing identity

    How to motivate clients to give up their self-abusing behaviors

    How to assess the client's motivation for using substances, including hidden motivation

    How to assess the client's actual goals

    How to REALLY engage the client with his or her goals

    How to help the client remain focused on those goals

    What to do when they don't buy AA

    How to work with, and without, the disease model

    How to prevent the abstinence violation effect (AVE)

    How to overcome myths concerning willpower

    Excellent behavioral techniques to prevent substance use

    How to ensure that the client IS better, rather than just ACTING better

    How to correct thoughts that lead people to return to substance using behavior

    How to prevent relapse
     

    A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY OF CBT

    The theoretical and philosophical basis of CBT and how to be guided by it Learning CBT theory and how to apply it to many different therapeutic situations  Learn the myths and misconceptions of CBT to better address concerns with your clients and colleagues

    THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO CBT: HOW TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE THERAPY PROCESS AT ANY GIVEN POINT

    Not all approaches to CBT are systematic

    Systematic approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    Know where you are in the therapeutic process at any given point

    GOAL SETTING THE COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL WAY

    Developing goals for therapy, life goals and daily living goals

    How to motivate the client to develop goals and to achieve them

    THE ABC'S OF EMOTIONS: HOW TO TEACH CLIENTS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR

    Understanding of the Emotional ABC's is essential to emotional and behavioral improvement

    Learn how to present the ABC's of emotions to their clients in a manner that is understandable

    Uncover "automatic thoughts" that make it appear as though people, situations and things cause feelings and behaviors

    Practice the ABC's during the seminar

    THE RATIONAL QUESTIONS: HOW TO HELP CLIENTS DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER OR NOT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE RATIONAL

    Learn how to teach clients the three rational questions to help clients determine whether or not their thinking and behavior is rational and healthy

    Practice the rational questions during the seminar

    COMMON MENTAL MISTAKES: HOW PEOPLE GO WRONG IN THEIR THINKING, AND HOW TO HELP THEM CORRECT THOSE MISTAKES

    Learn how to recognize errors in clients' thinking

    Learn how to teach clients to recognize for themselves errors in their own thinking

    Help clients correct those mistakes and develop new, rational replacement thoughts

    HELPING PEOPLE PRACTICE THEIR NEW THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIORS

    Learn excellent techniques that help clients practice their new, rational thoughts and behaviors

    HOW TO END THERAPY, ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER LONG-TERM RESULTS

    Learn, from a CBT perspective, how to recognize when a client is ready for therapy termination

    Learn how to foster long-term results

    THE ISSUE OF HOMEWORK

    Discover homework assignments that can provide clients with an ongoing therapeutic focus



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