Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a treatment strategy used frequently for gambling disorder, is best known for its structured techniques (e.g., self-monitoring, daily thought records, advantages-disadvantages analyses, scaling, decisional balance, chain analysis, etc.). Unfortunately, even the best CBT techniques fail to help many people struggling with addictions. The purpose of this brief webinar is to focus on the most important skill associated with CBT: thinking like a cognitive-behavioral therapist. During this 90-minute webinar Dr. Liese will focus on thinking (i.e., cognitive) processes that may sharpen clinicians’ skills, including those who do not identify as cognitive-behavioral therapists.
2-3:30 p.m. EDT, June 20, 2018
The NCRG is approved by NAADAC, NBCC and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. The NCRG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NCRG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the potential value of thinking like a cognitive-behavioral therapist 2. Identify at least one new thought that will enhance their ability to provide therapy to people with addictions
Instructor: Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is one of the nation’s leading CBT trainers. He is professor of family medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he has taught and practiced psychology for almost three decades. He is a recipient of the Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to the APA Society of Addiction Psychology and has co-authored CBT treatment manuals with Dr. Aaron T. Beck and others, used in randomized clinical trials. Dr. Liese is the current president of Division 50 at the APA. He has expanded his research agenda to include non-substance based addictions such as gambling disorder.