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Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse

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About the Course:

Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse was written in response to the ever growing need to formulate and test cost-effective treatments for substance abuse disorders. Representing a major advance for meeting this pressing need, cognitive therapy offers a well-documented and demonstrably efficacious psychological treatment model.

This course is based on the book, Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse created by Fred D. Wright, Cory F. Newman, Bruce S. Liese, and Aaron T. Beck in 1993.


Guilford Press

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Course Material Authors

Fred D. Wright

Fred D. White, Ed.D., is the Director of Training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

Cory F. Newman

Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy.

Bruce S. Liese

Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Director of the Kansas City Center for Cognitive Therapy and Associate Professor of Family Practice and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Aaron T. Beck

Aaron T. Beck, M.D., is a University Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of its Center for Cognitive Therapy.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about cognitive therapy of substance abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the cognitive model of addiction.

  2. Explain the theory and therapy of addiction.

  3. Identify relapse prevention in the cognitive therapy of substance abuse.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101250
15 credit hours
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