Psychosocial Interventions: Mutual Help, Psychotherapy, and Social Support - 2023
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Psychosocial Interventions: Mutual Help, Psychotherapy, and Social Support
Recorded: Thursday, July 27, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023
This 30-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2023 Review Course covers the principles, supportive research, applications, and challenges for a variety of common psychosocial interventions including 12-step support models.
Effective addiction treatment should be comprised of multiple approaches, varied to meet the changing needs of each patient. This session will describe the principles, supportive research, applications, and challenges for a variety of common psychosocial interventions including 12-step support models. After this session, learners will be able to list different types of evidence-based psychosocial treatments and their applications.
The target audience for this introductory and intermediate-level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.
This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting.
- Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals.
- Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders.
- Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient.
- Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse.
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Registration Deadline: 07/31/2026
Registrant Access Closed: 07/31/2026
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Paul H. Earley
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM has worked in Addiction Medicine for 35 years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment, treatment, and management of health care professionals. As a therapist, he works with patients already in recovery, providing long term therapy for those who suffer from this disease. His professional expertise extends to advocacy for professionals before agencies and licensing boards. Dr. Earley is a dynamic speaker and educator; he speaks and trains on topics of addiction, its treatment and addiction among health care professionals. In addition, he trains therapists about the neurobiological basis of psychotherapy. In his travels, he has provided training in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Iceland and Switzerland. He is the author of three books and numerous research articles on addiction and its treatment. His two most recent books, RecoveryMind Training and the RecoveryMind Training Implementation Guide describe an innovative and comprehensive system designed to reengineer addiction treatment. He is a contributing author to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Textbook: Principles of Addiction Medicine, as author of the chapter: Physician Health Programs and Addiction among Physicians and a contributing author to the ASAM Criteria. His work was featured in the documentary series on addiction entitled Close to Home by Bill Moyers. Dr. Earley is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc., the Physicians Health Program (PHP) for the state of Georgia and the Immediate Past President of the North American Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP). With Earley Consultancy, LLC, he works with treatment facilities, providing training in cohesive care, treatment effectiveness and staff development using RecoveryMind Training.
Relevant Financial Disclosures
- DynamiCare Health, Inc (Clinical Condition: All addiction variants): Employment, Ownership Interest includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property
- Earley Consultancy, LLC (Clinical Condition: Addiction Management and Consultation): Employment
- Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc. (Clinical Condition: substance use disorders): Employment
CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1225
California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1224
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
This activity meets the requirements for MOC/CCP for the following primary physician boards and for state licensing CME requirements. MOC Credit is only reported for ABA, ABP, ABIM, and ABS. Learn more.
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
- American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
- American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
- American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
- American Board of Surgery (ABS)
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
- American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity. View all faculty disclosure information here.
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