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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools for Controlled Drinking
6 CEUs Addictions: Tools for Controlled Drinking

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1. What are three steps to the self monitoring technique?
2. What are three aspects of slowing down drinking?
3. What are three ways for controlled drinking clients to affirm progress?
4. What are four triggers that can lead to excessive alcohol use for the controlled drinker?
5. What are two methods your client can use to manage emotions in a more productive way than by excessive alcohol use?
6. What are three steps that you can use to help your clients in preserving positive self-concepts?
7. What are three techniques for relating to others your controlled-drinking client might use?
A.  The four triggers that can lead to excessive alcohol use that we will look at on this track are places, people, time, and feelings.
B. Three steps that you can use to help your clients in preserving positive self-concepts are increasing positive self-thoughts, decreasing negative self-thoughts and setting standards. 
C. Three techniques for relating to others are forming relationships, learning from others, and managing relational conflicts.
D. Three aspects of slowing down are types of drinks, making it last, and spacing drinks.
E.  Clients can affirm progress through rewards, self agreements, and his progress partner.
F. The three steps to the self monitoring technique are to focus on ounces and percentage of alcohol, when and where alcohol is consumed, and self monitoring around others. 
G. Two methods your client can use to manage emotions in a more productive way than by excessive alcohol use are systematic desensitization and dealing with unpleasant memories. 
8. According to Koerkel, what are four reasons for integrating Controlled Drinking (CD) approaches into the traditional abstinence oriented alcoholism treatment system?
9. What are the elements of the AkT Controlled Drinking Program?
10. According to Baer, what was the most important result of the motivational-interview controlled drinking intervention?
11. What are three cues or triggers for increased alcohol desire that clients on a controlled drinking program should be aware of? 
12. What two social environment risk factors were addressed in Werch’s intervention?
13. According to the cognitive processing model, what should effective treatments for alcohol abuse include? 
14. What are the five interview strategies and tactics used in motivational interviewing?
15. According to Hanson, what are the three steps in opening a dialogue about alcohol use with an older client?
16. What was the focus of homework assignments in Stein’s relapse prevention strategy?
17. What are the three types of client-therapist relationships in solution-focused counseling?
A.  1. Findings about alcohol consumption should be shared using the client's own words when possible; 2. They should be supported by information from other sources; 3. They should be linked to the client's focal concern.
B.  The sight, smell, and taste of alcohol are cues for increased desire for alcohol.
C. 1. Clients may not regard themselves as "alcoholics," and may not want to completely abstain from alcohol; 2. treatment providers do not have the right to obtrusively impose goals on their clients; 3. it is easier to work with clients and gain their compliance when they feel free to talk about their "true" consumption goals; 4. there is evidence that treatment approaches aimed at CD have been successful in many cases.
D.  Effective treatments should (a) target the stimuli that drive automatized drug-use routines, or (b) work to protect or enhance the processing resources required to impede the execution of activated automatized sequences.
E. Three types are: 1. customer; 2. complainant; 3. visitor
F. 1. Reflective listening, 2. open-ended questions, 3. affirmation/validation, 4. summarization; 5. eliciting self-motivational statements.  
G. The most important result was harm reduction 
H.  Basic information about alcohol, self-monitoring, weekly goal setting, coping with high risk situations for excessive alcohol consumption, strategies to avoid or limit alcohol intake (e.g., rate control), coping with lapses, planning alcohol-free leisure time activities, and problem solving without alcohol.
I.  1. Observational learning of drinking behavior; 2. Social norms related to binge drinking 
J.  Homework focused on evaluating and enhancing confidence in coping with situations that trigger substance use; goal setting and use of rewards; and identifying and coping with stressful life events, as well as daily hassles and uplifts.  

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