Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treatment of Substance Use Disorders training is a clinical workshop that reviews Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy theory and interventions.
The thought-feeling-action model of cognitive therapy will be discussed in the context of substance use. The training builds on foundational knowledge and incorporates clinical considerations and specific interventions in treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The training focuses on core cognitive and behavioral interventions while adding elective therapeutic components to customize treatment for clients. The training targets clinicians who provide individual substance use treatment. Training experience will be highly interactive with ample opportunity for learning and refining skills through role-play, demonstration, and a mock case-conceptualization exercise.
- Clinicians will learn about how core concepts of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can be adapted for use in treatment of Substance Use Disorders.
- Clinicians will demonstrate an understanding of new skills through small-group work and Socratic discussion.
- Participants will learn specific core and elective skills to use in the individualized treatment of clients.
Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Case Review, Bibliography
This workshop is intended for participants seeking an intermediate to advanced level of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy training.
- $150 – Registration Fee
- $125 – Alumni, Field Instructor, Adjunct, FFL Rate
- $75 – Veterans Rate/ Adelphi University School of Social Work Students
Meet the Speaker
Dr. Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW
Dr. Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW, earned his MSW at Shippensburg University in 2010. He is currently employed as an Adjunct Professor with several universities, including the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland, and Simmons University. Bernard has over ten years of experience as a licensed social worker. He provides therapy for various ages and presenting problems; however, he specializes in treating substance use disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression. He employs an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing various evidence-based practices, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
He is currently one of approximately 1,500 Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) members worldwide. Mr. Showers has trained aspiring and active independent practitioners at many colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and companies around the United States. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, Mr. Showers has developed, presented, and published several continuing education workshops on family involvement in substance use treatment, ASAM criteria, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. The Beck Institute has also trained Mr. Showers in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Bernard is a graduate of the inaugural class of The University of Kentucky’s Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) Program. In July 2021, Bernard Showers was the lead author on the manuscript Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America: A Review of the Literature published in the APA’s Journal of Rural Mental Health. He is passionate about bringing awareness and solutions to enhance social work students’ preparedness in meeting the nation’s micro, mezzo, and macro-level substance use needs, as examined in his doctoral capstone project titled Substance use education in social work programs: Time for a mandate?
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal upon approval.
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.