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Caroline J Easton
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother
This talk will highlight the importance of utilizing comprehensive assessments and treatments that are grounded in evidenced based science and practice. Moreover, typologies of offenders and risk factors for violence will be discussed. Discussion will occur regarding the use of CBT as a vehicle for change among clients with co-occurring addiction and IPV. A rational will be provided to support this vehicle for change with based on the literature and NIH supported clinical trials. There is evidence across a number of randomized controlled trials regarding a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach for addiction and more recently, co-occurring addiction and IPV. Based on aspects of social learning theory, classical conditioning paradigms and operant conditioning theories for substance use disorders, CBT focuses on the implementation of effective coping skills for recognizing, avoiding, and coping with situations as an attempt to decrease the risk of alcohol and/or drug use. Likewise, coping skills can be implemented for decreasing aggressive behaviors. CBT is one of comparatively few empirically supported therapies that have been demonstrated to be effective across a range of substance use disorders and has been utilized to treat other behavioral health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, marital conflict and IPV. CBT is well-accepted by the clinical community and can be implemented effectively by â�?�?real worldâ�?�? clinicians. In sum, this talk will highlight the importance of moving beyond a one size fits all.