Virtual: TRUST: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorder: Maximizing Evidence Based Practices

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

 Behavioral approaches are the most widely used clinical strategies for treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). Contingency management/Motivational Incentives is the approach with the most robust impact in helping individuals reduce/discontinue their stimulant use.   Other approaches with evidence of efficacy are community reinforcement approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and physical exercise.  The implementation of these EBPs (especially contingency management) face significant challenges.  One model for integrating EBPs into a unified “protocol” that is currently being used (TRUST) will be described.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

  • Identify clinical challenges for individuals with methamphetamine use disorders.
  • Learn about the benefits and challenges of Contingency Management (Motivational Incentives) strategy.
  • Learn about the benefits and challenges of Community Reinforcement Approach.
  • Learn about the benefits and integration of exercise in treatment
  • Learn about TRUST: An integrated behavioral Model

PRESENTER: Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

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1.5 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1,3,6, 14-18
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Event Details

April 8, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am
$25; *NBCC add $5.