Course Description

Like many other presenting issues, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a highly recommended course of treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders. Building on your foundational knowledge and practice of CBT, this CBT for Addictions course will provide specialization and focus for:]

  • case conceptualization of various addictions and with comorbid disorders
  • teaching how to help clients identify activating factors of, and how to respond to, cravings
  • the very specific cognitive distortions that perpetuate and maintain addictive beliefs and behaviours

Lesson content will also focus on somatic psychotherapy interventions, eliminating secrecy and shame, family and caregiver support, CBT addiction groups and relapse prevention. 

Participants in the online CBT courses should plan on four to seven hours per week dedicated to readings, discussions and quizzes. 

You are responsible for purchasing the following textbook, available through Indigo and Amazon. Readings will be assigned each week throughout the course.

Mitcheson, L., Maslin, J., Meynen, T., Morrison, T., Hill, R., & Wanigaratne, S. (2010). Applied cognitive and behavioural approaches to the treatment of addiction: A practical treatment guide. John Wiley & Sons.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-4967

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

This course is currently not available. The 2024/2025 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available on July 8, 2024.
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