Don Meichenbaum — Achieving Lasting Treatment Changes for Clients with Substance Abuse...
Achieving Lasting Treatment Changes for Clients with Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders, a 2019 Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Don Meichenbaum, August 5-9, 2019
Achieving Lasting Treatment Changes for Clients with Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders
August 5-9, 2019
The United States is in the midst of a substance abuse epidemic, with some 72,000 individuals who have died within the last 12 months from opioid abuse. It has been estimated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that 119 million people in the U.S. use some form of psychotropic drugs (44% of the population). Often, the abuse of substances is complicated by the co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders such as Complex PTSD, Anxiety, and Depressive Disorders with accompanying suicidality and interpersonal violence. Of those who receive treatment, some 75% will relapse.
This workshop will consider ways to achieve "lasting changes" in treatment through various approaches including the implementation of evidence-based, phase-oriented integrative core tasks of psychotherapy. A Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making will be presented. The integration of spiritually oriented interventions such as 12-step programs, and active follow through family-based and community-based procedures will be highlighted, as well as ways in which patients can employ self-empowering resilience-engendering interventions.
A comprehensive TO DO LIST will be provided, so attendees can take home interventions that they can use immediately, both professionally and personally.
The Nature of the Challenge
Incidence and impact of co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders
" State of the art” treatment outcome studies
How to spot “HYPE” in the field
How to evaluate Residential Treatment Centers
Assessment issues and measures: A Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors
Evidence- Based Treatment Alternatives
Sequential, parallel, and integrative treatment options
How to achieve " lasting changes "
Focus on opioid abusers
Medication assisted interventions
Addressing issues of treatment non-adherence and patient non-compliance: A Constructive Narrative Perspective
Role of Deliberate Practice: Implementing the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy
Critical role of the therapeutic alliance: Use of Feedback Informed Treatment
Ways to enhance patient engagement: Use of motivational interviewing, psycho-education, collaborative goal-setting, attending to gender and cultural differences
Emotional processing therapeutic procedures
Skills training and building in generalization guidelines
Patient self-empowering procedures
Follow-through procedures: Developing sobriety scripts
Integrative Treatment Programs for patients with Co-Occurring Disorders
Focus on patients with Complex PTSD (borderline personality disorders)
Focus on patients with anxiety and depressive disorders
Focus on patients who evidence suicidal and interpersonal aggression toward self and others
Ways to bolster resilience
Integrating Spiritually-oriented, Family, and Community- Based Interventions
Family and community-based programs
Innovative ways to use computer technology
Review of the TO DO LIST for attendees
See / Hear Don Meichenbaum
What our alumni are saying:
"Dr. Meichenbaums's mastery of CBT is preeminent (no surprise). "Feeling" his passion and enthusiasm was infectious and consistently contributed to my overall enjoyment/enthusiasm with the training."
"Don Meichenbaum was outstanding- it was such a pleasure to be in his class. He seems to truly love his work. He possesses a level of passion and depth of knowledge, that is refreshing and a breath of fresh air!"
"Dr. Meichenbaum exuded wisdom, experience and humor."