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154 Implementing Group
(GMI) for Patients With
Substance Use Disorders
This intermediate workshop summarizes the efficacy of group
motivational interviewing (GMI) in the scientific literature, particularly among patients with substance use and coexisting
psychiatric disorders (referred to as dually diagnosed patients).
The workshop will train mental health clinicians and other
health care providers in the delivery of GMI based on a four-session manualized protocol and providing lessons learned in
its delivery from the workshop. Answers to logistical issues for
successfully applying GMI in various treatment settings will
also be discussed.
Leaders: Elizabeth J. Santa Ana, PhD, MA, and Steven D. LaRowe, PhD,
Medical University of South Carolina
155 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive
Therapy: An Introduction and
This introductory workshop presents an overview of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), an 8-week, evidence-based program that combines mindfulness and cognitive
therapy techniques for the prevention of depressive relapse.
Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, this
workshop will cover the characteristics and components of
mindfulness, the structure and the delivery of the MBCT program, and the content of the eight MBCT sessions and will
explore the role of mindfulness for the clinician.
Leader: Richard W. Sears, PsyD, MBA, Union Institute & University
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156 Recent Advances in Evidence-
Based Practices to Help People
Recover From Serious Mental
Converging data indicate that, contrary to early pessimism,
recovery from serious mental illness (SMI) is often possible.
Psychologists are uniquely positioned to provide or oversee
use of many evidence-based psychosocial interventions, which
are often integral to SMI recovery. This introductory workshop
presents a user-friendly update on several evidence-based
treatments that psychologists can use to help people with SMI
recover and live successfully.
Leaders: Mary A. Jansen, PhD, Bayview Behavioral Consulting, Inc.,
Vancouver, BC, Canada; Mary A. Fristad, PhD, The Ohio State University;
Shirley M. Glynn, PhD, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los
Angeles, CA; Kim T. Mueser, PhD, and Susan R. McGurk, PhD, Boston