Empirical Conceptualization and Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (3 CEs)

Presented by Randall Rogers, Ph.D.
May 2nd,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

The purpose of this presentation is to describe how effective Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatments are based on fundamental behavioral principles, and to demonstrate how to incorporate these principles into holistic treatment plans. This will be achieved through a brief review of basic and applied research, a description of contingency management programs, and a review of treatment planning informed by empirical conceptualizations of drug use. There are no known potential risks to attending this course. The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • List empirically-based treatments for SUDs.
  • Understand basic research on drug self-administration which has informed the development of empirically based treatments.
  • Conceptualize the development and maintenance of substance use disorders within the framework of the current state of the science.
  • Explain important elements of a substance abuse assessment.
  • Describe how a substance use assessment informs treatment planning.


Presenter Information

Randall Rogers, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Veterans Health Administration. He has participated in research on the empirically based treatments discussed in this presentation. He has also developed treatment programs based on these treatments.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at Burrell South Creek, South Creek Theatre room, 2885 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.