Brief interventions and therapies, including solution-focused brief therapy, have become increasingly important modalities in the treatment of substance abuse. This program provides a discussion of the general theories that provide the basis for strategic / interactional therapies, information on when to use brief therapy with substance abuse clients, and a case study using strategic / interactional approaches with a substance-abusing client.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 34: Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse
Kristen Lawton Barry, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Alcohol Research Center
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Christopher W. Dunn, PhD, MAC, CDC
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
University of Washington
Jerry P. Flanzer, DSW, LCSW, CAC
Recovery and Family Treatment, Inc.
Stephen Gedo, PhD
Gaffney, South Carolina
Eugene Herrington, PhD
Department of Counseling and Psychological Services
Clark Atlanta University
Fredrick Rotgers, PsyD
Program for Addictions Consultation and Treatment
Center of Alcohol Studies
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Terry Soo-Hoo, PhD
Clinic Director/Assistant Professor
Counseling Psychology Department
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Janice S. Bennett, MS, CSAC
Pacific Consulting and Training Services of Hawaii
Robert L. Chapman, MSSW, CADOAC, CRPS
John W. Herdman, PhD, CADAC
The Encouragement Place
Fanny G. Nicholson, CCSW, ACSW, NCACI, CSAE
Alcohol and Drug Specialist
Oconaluftee Job Corps
Cherokee, North Carolina
Mary Alice Orito, CSW, CASAC, NCACI
Stuyvesant Square Outpatient Services for Chemical Dependency
New York, New York
Jerome J. Platt, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health
Director, Institute for Addictive Disorders
Hahnemann School of Medicine
Allegheny University of the Health Sciences
Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, PhD, RN
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati
Jos Luis Soria, MA, LCDC, ICADC, CCGC, CADAC
Clinical Deputy Director
Aliviane NO-AD, Inc.
El Paso, Texas
Ava H. Stanley, MD
Somerset, New Jersey
Robert S. Stephens, PhD
Department of Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Describe strategic / interactional therapies;
- Discuss the use of brief / interactional therapies in the treatment of substance abuse.