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Women with Alcohol Dependence-A Randomized Trial of Couple versus Individual plus Couple Therapy

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About the Course:

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This is a research intensive course that examines women with alcohol dependence and whether couple therapy vs couple therapy with individual CBT shows better alcohol treatment outcomes. Previous studied were examined and compared to current outcomes. Participants were evaluated at baseline using alcohol measures, relationship measures and psychopathology measures. Characteristics included were: Percent Drinking Days Baseline, Percent Heavy Drinking Days Baseline and Mean drinks per drink day Baseline vs during and after treatment.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D.

Dr. McCrady is a professor at the University of New Mexico where she primarily researches conjoint therapy, other approaches that involve the social network, cognitive behavioral therapy, mutual help groups, and therapies for women. She has multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Elizabeth E. Epstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Epstein is Professor of Psychiatry, Addictions Division, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Professor Emerita, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University.  She has taught, published and lectured widely on treatment of substance use disorders and CBT treatment of psychopathology. Her current research focuses on development of MET/CBT for women with alcohol use disorders, understanding mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorder, and adaptation of alcohol behavioral couple/family therapy for service members and Veterans.

Kevin A. Hallgren, Ph.D.

Dr. Hallgren is a clinical psychologist with research interests in the treatment of problematic alcohol use, drug use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. He is a professor at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In the last five years, he has published 38 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge. This content is at the intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge couple therapy as a viable approach.

  2. Identify the approach that resulted in high rates of abstinence and reductions in frequency and severity.

  3. Extrapolate variables such as autonomy, self-efficacy, sociotropy and desire to please people in treatment outcome and approach.

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Course Material

References begin on page 16.

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Course Number 102778
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