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Mindfulness-based Interventions for Substance Use Disorders

  • 20 Feb 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual

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  • Participants will receive 1 CE credit.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 1 continuing education credit.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.

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Event Description:

This presentation will examine current scientific research and clinical applications of mindfulness in the treatment of addictive disorders.  We will discuss biobehavioral mechanisms of change and treatment protocols such as Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). Students will have opportunities for experiential learning through brief mindfulness exercises designed to demonstrate awareness of cues and craving.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Obtain knowledge regarding the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms of mindfulness.

2. Understand evidence-based applications of mindfulness-based therapies for treating addiction such as Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE).

3. Gain personal experience with mindfulness through experiential exercises designed to demonstrate awareness of triggering situations and cues, and internal reactions that may lead to craving or relapse.

 

Dr. Nancy Haug, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Haug leads the Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment Laboratory at Palo Alto University, and has ongoing collaborations and a teaching role in the Stanford Psychiatry Addiction Medicine Program. Her current research interests include implementation of evidence-based practices in addiction treatment, harm reduction practices for substance use, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. She has clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies, such as ACT and DBT. 

 

References:

 Bowen, S., Chawla, N. & Witkiewitz, K. (2014). Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for addictive disorders. In R. A. Baer (Ed.), Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: Clinician’s guide to evidence base and applications (2nd ed.). (pp. 141-157).

Garland, E.L., & Howard, M.O. (2018). Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction: Current state of the field and envisioning the next wave of research. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 13, 14.

Korecki, J.R., Schwebel, F.J., Votaw, V.R. Witkiewitz, K. (2020). Mindfulness-based programs for substance use disorders: a systematic review of manualized treatments. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy15, 51.

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