Over the past 30 years, a number of highly effective approaches for treating addictions have been developed, tested, and implemented in the field. The Center for Motivation & Change (CMC) is a group practice of clinicians dedicated to using these evidence-based approaches to address substance use and other compulsive behavior problems as well as other mental health issues, including trauma. We use compassion, collaboration and the best science has to offer to help people make life-enhancing and long-lasting changes.
For the last 10 years, in an effort to promote the use of these evidence-based treatments, we have offered a 6-week training for local graduate students Since we have gone virtual in response to COVID-19, we’re excited to now offer this course to graduate students across the country. Participants will learn from clinicians experienced in these techniques and gain insights related to the joys and challenges of applying these approaches in our work with clients struggling with substance use, other compulsive behaviors and trauma
The curriculum is didactic and experiential with application of techniques to real-world cases, including these six topic areas:
- Principles of Evidence-Based Treatments (What is “Evidence”?)
- Motivational Approaches (Motivational Interviewing, Group Motivational Approaches)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches for Substance Use Disorders (Community Reinforcement Approach – CRA)
- Working with Family Members – CRAFT and the Invitation to Change (ITC) model
- Evidence-based Treatments for addressing co-occurring issues such as PTSD, OCD and other mood disorders (e.g., DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive-Processing Therapy, EMDR, Unified Protocol, Exposure-Response Prevention)
If you have any questions, please contact Masha Mond.