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Recorded on Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Counterconditioning (aversion) treatment has been used as one component of multidisciplinary treatment programs for SUDs for 85 years. Targeting cravings for a substance, counterconditioning therapy enhances a patient’s ability to comfortably move through a substance cue response situation by applying cognitive-behavioral and other coping techniques obviating relapse. Addressing the growing number of substance use disorder patients – for alcohol, opiate/opioid, amphetamine(s), cocaine and cannabis – including never before treated and multiple relapsing persons – demands that treatment options beyond traditional therapies for SUDs be considered as a component of multimodal treatment program. Counterconditioning therapy is an effective, yet underutilized treatment option.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the therapeutic principles inherent to counterconditioning therapy, as well as counterarguments to its use.
  • Participants will learn indications for use of counterconditioning therapy and a profile of appropriate candidates.
  • Participants will have an accurate overview of an underutilized clinical tool that can dramatically improve patient outcomes.

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Erick Davis, MD, MPH, MBA, is currently the Medical Director of Schick Shadel Hospital in Seattle, WA. He has been associated with SSH since 1979 in various roles including attending physician, President of the Medical Staff and Chief Medical Officer. Davis has personally evaluated, diagnosed, detoxified, and/or treated over 25,000 persons with substance use disorders. He has been ASAM certified since 1986 and certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, now a recognized sub-specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, since 2017.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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