One out of three patients in addiction treatment has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now more than ever, treatment professionals require reliable and effective resources to address the needs of patients with substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD is an easy-to-implement, evidence-based program for the integrated treatment of co-occurring substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders. The curriculum--a brief six-module intervention with three optional modules--combines Mindful Relaxation, Flexible Thinking, and Patient Education to provide a safe, effective, and well-tolerated approach for patients healing from the impact of trauma in their lives. The clinician's guide outlines
the research and development of the intervention
step-by-step instructions for each module
solutions to common problems that arise when professionals use CBT to treat patients
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD--combined with the video A Guide for Living with PTSD: Perspectives for Professionals and Their Clients--offers a complete package for patients in recovery from PTSD and addiction. It is published under the Dartmouth PRC–Hazelden imprint, a unique collaboration between the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and the Hazelden Foundation that provides evidence-based resources for behavioral health.