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ERIC Number: ED559925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 57
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-2596-0
Video-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Module as a Supplemental Treatment in a V.A. Residential Substance Use Disorder Therapeutic Community
Scheer, David
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Palo Alto University
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders among adults in the United States. For men, SUDs have the highest lifetime prevalence (33-35.4%) of any psychiatric disorder, and, for women, the lifetime prevalence is 17.9-20% (Conway et al., 2006; Kessler et al., 1994). There are many effective treatments for SUD (Finney, Wilbourne, & Moos, 2007). However, accessibility to these treatments is limited due to (a) providers who are not trained in these methods or (b) specialized SUD treatments not being available in every geographic locale. Among U.S. military veterans, the prevalence of SUDs is 7.1%, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest treatment system for SUDs in the U.S., providing specialized SUD treatment to over 360,000 veterans annually (SAMHSA, 2008). The VA has disseminated evidence-based practices for SUDs throughout the VA healthcare system. One of the most empirically supported treatments for SUD is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), including the component of restructuring automatic thoughts or cognitive distortions. A protocol for teaching cognitive re-structuring is the Triple Column Technique (Burns, 1987). A video-based treatment module was produced to serve (a) as a supplement to face-to-face group CBT and (b) as an independent medium for CBT skill building. The video utilizes testimonials and specific anecdotal content from veterans discussing their successful use of the triple column. These segments are interspersed with scenes from feature films that illustrate how cognitive restructuring might lead a character to more adaptive or rational thinking, thus cultivating a more positive emotional state, followed by more desirable, effective and adaptive behavior. The video-based module may eventually be made available via the internet to increase accessibility to practitioners and patients in other locales. A proposed study to evaluate, not only the patients' satisfaction with the video, but its effectiveness, relative to material presented in the face-to-face Triple Column class, is also provided. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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