- Meyers, Robert, PhD
The Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention is a scientifically based intervention designed to help concerned significant others (CSOs) to engage treatment-refusing substance abusers into treatment. This intervention method was developed with the belief that since family members can, and do make important contribution in other areas of addiction treatment (i.e. family and couples therapy), that the CSO can play a powerful role in helping to engage the substance user who is in denial to submit to treatment. In addition, it is often the substance user who reports that family pressure or influence is the reason sought treatment. Also, CSOs who attend the CRAFT program also benefit by becoming more independent and reducing their depression, anxiety and anger symptoms even if their loved one does not enter treatment.
CRAFT uses an overall positive approach and steers clear of any confrontation. CRAFT is a culturally sensitive program that works with the client's mores and beliefs to develop an appropriate treatment plan. The program emphasizes learning new skills to cope with old problems. Some of the components include how to stay safety, outlining the context in which substance abusing behavior occurs, teaching CSOs how to use positive reinforcers (rewards) and how to let the substance user suffer the natural consequences for their using behavior.
This training will be an in-person, 2.5 day workshop. The goals for CRAFT are to improve the lives of Concerned Significant Others (CSOs), reduce the problematic addictive behavior of the Identified Patient (IP), and increase the IP's motivation to enter treatment.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Distinguish CRAFT from Intervention and Al-Anon
- List the behavioral techniques used to provide CRAFT
- Explain the rationale for working with CSOs in CRAFT
- Identify positive consequences of substance use
- Understand the use of negative consequences
- Identify the primary goals of the CRAFT program
- Identify the keys elements of CRAFT
- Explain the spirit of CRAFT
- Distinguish opportunities for positively reinforcing behavior and withdrawing reinforcement
- Identify natural and contrived consequences
What is CRAFT?
Scientific support for CRAFT & new applications
HBO special on CRAFT
How to begin CRAFT: Overview, Introduction
Functional Analysis ("the roadmap" of IP's substance use behavior
Practice Exercise: Functional Analysis
Discussion of the FA exercise (de-briefing)
Domestic violence precautions
Introduction to Communication skill training
Practice exercise: Communication skills
Positive reinforcement of non-using, sober behavior
Problem Solving for the CSO - volunteer
Time out for positive reinforcement: Withdrawing rewards
Allow for natural negative consequences for substance use
Practice exercise: Negative/natural consequences or group discussion
Helping CSOs enrich their own lives: Happiness scale and goals
Practice exercise: Happiness scale and goals
Inviting the substance user to enter treatment
|10:00-11:00 am||Practice exercise: Inviting the substance user to enter treatment|
Associate Emeritus Professor of Psychology
University of New Mexico
Director of Robert J. Meyers PhD., & Associates
This program is intended for:
- Social workers
Live Event Date: February 22-24, 2017
This activity is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Psychologists CE Credit
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This offering meets the criteria for 12.75 continuing education credit for psychologists.
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Robert J. Meyers, PhD
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer
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Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties:Oxford University Press (for co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (for editing book)
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