SC02 – Long-Term Interventions in a Brief Therapy Model for Residential and Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

06 Dec 2018
08:30 - 10:00

SC02 – Long-Term Interventions in a Brief Therapy Model for Residential and Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

This presentation will introduce a short-term model of treatment incorporating solution-focused, rational emotive behavioral, and systems theory interventions for residential or intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. This approach involves several theoretical orientations and interventions, which have been considered more appropriate for long-term therapy but are also effective for development of insight and improvement of coping skills for a longer lasting result and a more impactful treatment model than the typical cognitive behavioral approach that is used in these settings. The goal of this model is to blend behavior modification techniques with a co-occurring perspective to help patients gain an improved understanding of their addictive behaviors as well as an awareness of their interpersonal patterns. This promotes individual accountability and has greater efficacy in changing personal boundaries and communication than a 12-step model alone. The presentation will include case examples, guidelines and a timeline for treatment, and an overview of the skills that can be gained to ensure a more positive prognosis.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Definition of client population and presenting problems which are often not addressed in brief inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. 
  2. Demonstration of appropriate use of interventions and treatment model. 
  3. Increased understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of some of the more commonly used treatment models.