129: A Manualized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Group for Diverse Addictive Behaviors

August 08, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
CE Credits
Enrollment Limit
This introductory workshop presents a manualized cognitive–behavioral therapy addictions group (CBTAG) for diverse addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling, binge eating, and Internet. Theory and research are presented for group therapy and cognitive–behavioral therapy for addictive behaviors. Presenters focus on the design and facilitation of the CBTAG and teach participants to identify group members appropriate for such a diverse group. Presenters highlight cognitive, behavioral, affective, and physiological processes common to addictive behaviors; teach participants to identify target cognitive and behavioral problems; and describe coping skills offered in the CBTAG.
Learning Objectives
1. Explain diverse addictive behaviors (e.g., for drugs, alcohol, binge eating, Internet, gambling) according to a cognitive–behavioral framework.
2. Identify associated problems and maladaptive patterns common to these diverse addictive behaviors.
3. Describe the structure and essential components of a CBTAG session, including facilitative conditions (e.g., group cohesion) that enhance the effectiveness of the group.
4. Effectively screen prospective new group members for participation in a CBTAG using appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria.
5. Formulate cognitive–behavioral case conceptualizations for individual CBTAG members, including their skills deficits and needs.
6. Facilitate goal setting for individual group members during each CBTAG session, along with means of achieving these goals.
7. Design a CBTAG in your own agency, organization, or community, serving a group of people with diverse addictive behaviors.
Bruce S. Liese, PhD, University of Kansas

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410