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Event Name

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment: A Two-Day Workshop with Dr. William Miller
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Mission Empowerment

Date and Time

Thu Apr 27 to Fri Apr 28, 2017 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:30pm


532 Ontario St, Stratford, ON

Event Description

This workshop will provide helping professionals with an up-to-date research-based perspective on the treatment of substance use disorders, based on 40 years of research in addiction treatment outcomes – some of them surprising. The workshop is based on the textbook Treating Addiction: A guide for professionals by Miller, Forcehimes and Zweben – a book that Dr. Miller says is “everything I wish I had known when I started out in the addiction field”. Dr. Miller points out that scientific research findings often don’t make their way to the clinicians who are actually providing addiction treatment, so the textbook and this workshop are an attempt to bridge this gap.

In addition to didactic presentations there will be opportunities for experiential practice and discussion. Building on a person-centered foundation, Dr. Miller will discuss evidence on controversial issues in the field including specific vs. general factors in treatment efficacy, matching clients to treatments, moderation goals, length and intensity of treatment, therapist effects, the “wait list” effect, and manual-guided treatment.

Topics Covered Include:

​How Effective is Addiction Treatment?
The Case for Evidence-Based Treatment
The Hazards of “Relapse” Thinking
Expectancy and Therapist Effects: It Matters Who Treats you
Is More Treatment Better?
Rethinking “Intake”
The waiting list effect
A Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) to addiction treatment
Unilateral Family Intervention (CRAFT)
Matching Clients to Treatments
Manual Guided Treatment
Practical Issues in Addiction Treatment
Pharmacologic Adjuncts to Addiction Treatment
If Bill Miller Were Designing a Treatment System​​

More Info

1-888-597-9001 (Toll Free)


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Technology Issues, including Internet, Cellphone, Social Media Addiction
Self-harm including Self-cutting
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