Beyond Medications: Evidence-Based Addiction Behavioral Interventions
As a result of participating in this lecture learners should have a working knowledge of the following topics, essential to competency in addiction medicine and identify areas where more study may be needed:
- Be able to formulate an appropriate abstinence-oriented or maintenance-oriented treatment plan for a patient with a substance use disorder
- Be able to understand the need for a spectrum of treatment for substance use disorders, from screening and brief intervention to outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, and residential treatment and understand what the evidence base is for which interventions work for which populations/drugs of abuse.
- Be able to discuss with patients and refer patients to self-help group resources and complementary/alternative health approaches for treatment of substance use disorders
- Recognize the importance of the larger context and system of healthcare involved in substance use disorder treatment (including employee assistance programs, licensing boards, professional organizations, schools, governmental entities, etc.
- Understand the role of quality management (outcome measures, satisfaction measures, performance evaluation)
- Be able to describe an overview of behavioral interventions, including individual psychotherapy, contingency management, milieu therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy,
Suzette Glasner-Edwards, PhD
Dr. Glasner-Edwards is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. A licensed clinical psychologist and a Principal Investigator at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Dr. Glasner-Edwards has extensive clinical and research background in the use of cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and mindfulness-based interventions for adults who have substance use disorders with and without concurrent mental illness. Dr. Glasner-Edwards teaches these therapy techniques to psychiatry residents and psychologists in post-doctoral training at UCLA. With funding from both NIDA and NIAAA, Dr. Glasner-Edwards' current research focuses on developing, implementing, and testing psychosocial interventions for drug abusing adults with medical and psychiatric comorbidities.
Dr. Glasner-Edwards has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests
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