CBT has become a mainstay of evidence-based SUD treatment. Cognitive-behavioral strategies are based on the theory that in the development of maladaptive behavioral patterns like substance abuse, learning processes play a critical role. Individuals in CBT learn to identify and correct problematic behaviors by applying a range of different skills that can be used to stop alcohol and other drug use. The purpose of this no-cost, interactive daylong CATES training is to provide participants with a detailed overview of CBT and RP strategies, describe the available resources for these strategies, and encourage use of these strategies in daily clinical practice. The target audience for CATES regional trainings includes SUD and mental health treatment providers, researchers, social workers, educators, law enforcement, community members, and other cross-system stakeholders.
This event is co-sponsored by DHCS. Pre-registration is required, and six CEUs are available. The trainings will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- Thursday, May 2 – Riverside County/Southern California
- Thursday, May 23 – Siskiyou County/Northern California
- Thursday, May 25 – Contra Costa County/Bay Area
- Wednesday, June 7 – Kern County/Central California