Two day contract training

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD:
A Program for Addiction Professionals

Training Agenda


Cognitive-Behavioral Thearapy for PTSD: A Program for Addiction Professionals is a research-driven for persons with trauma-related psychological symptoms or a DSM-V5 diagnosis of PTSD. The program is intended for use with persons with PTSD and co-occurring drug and/or alcohol use disorders who are being treated in traditional addiction treatment programs.  

Training Objectives
At the completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of trauma and PTSD
  • Identify the main principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Identify key symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Apply the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD program
  • Explore methods to monitor competence and adherence
  • Develop a next-step action plan to guide the implementation of the program


Day 1

8:30 a.m.    Registration
9:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions

9:30    Part I: Background

  • Chapter 1: PTSD and Addiction
  • Chapter 2: Core Principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Chapter 3: Background and Development
  • Chapter 4: Evidence for CBT for PTSD among People with Severe Mental Illnesses and Other Vulnerable Populations
  • Chapter 5: Evidence and Experience of CBT for PTSD in Addiction Treatment Programs

10:15      DVD: A Guide for Living with PTSD (part of Chapters 1 and 2)
10:30      Break
10:45      Part II: Practical Considerations before You Begin

  • Chapter 6: CBT and Traditional Addiction Counseling
  • Chapter 7: Therapeutic Alliance and Therapeutic Frame
  • Chapter 8: Logistical Considerations
  • Chapter 9: How to Use This Guide

11:45      Lunch

12:45 p.m.    Part III: Practical Considerations

  • Chapter 10: Case Vignettes
  • Chapter 11: Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 12: Clinician Care, Expectations, and Clinical Supervision

1:15    Case Vignettes: Charlotte, Greg, and Erica

  • Activity: Form pairs and assign each pair with one of the nine modules to review in detail and prepare to teach back to the group.

2:15       Break
2:30       Teach Back for Module 1: Engagement
3:00       Teach Back for Module 2: Overview of CBT for PTSD in Addiction Treatment
3:30       Closure for Day 1


Day 2

9:00 a.m.    Welcome Back and Recap of Day 1
9:15            Teach Back for Module 3: Mindful Relaxation
9:45            Teach Back for Module 4: ABCs of Emotions
10:15          Break
10:30          Teach Back for Module 5: Flexible Thinking: ABCDEs of Emotions
11:00          Teach Back for Module 6: Patient Education about Trauma and PTSD
11:30          DVD: A Guide for Living with PTSD (part of Chapter 4)
11:45          Lunch

12:45 p.m.    Teach Back for Module 7: Substance Use and Crisis Plan
1:15              Teach Back for Module 8: Identifying, Labeling, and Understanding Feelings
1:45              Teach Back for Module 9: Transition
2:15              Break
2:30              Program Implementation

  • Next-Step Action Planning

3:30                Closure

  • Certificates
  • Evaluations

Interested in learning more or setting up training at your location?
Call 1-800-328-9000, ext. 4460, or email training@hazeldenbettyford.org