Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE)
Home Base COPE Credit Claim Page
1-Day Virtual Training hosted by the Home Base Program
The purpose of this workshop is to focus on Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE; Back et al., 2014). COPE is a 12-session, trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy that integrates Prolonged Exposure (PE) with relapse prevention skills to help individuals with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders recover from both conditions. COPE has been investigated in randomized clinical trials in the US, Australia, and Sweden and shown to result in significant reductions in both PTSD and alcohol/drug use among both civilians and military Veterans. In comparison to non-trauma focused treatment, COPE is more effective in reducing PTSD symptoms and results in higher rates of PTSD diagnostic remission as well as comparable reductions in substance use. Note that this workshop is intended for clinicians and providers who have already been trained in PE. During the workshop, we will review the rationale for integrated, trauma-focused treatment and provide an overview of the COPE therapy content. We will briefly review PE with a focus on aspects most relevant to consider when working with individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders. We will also focus on how to incorporate relapse prevention skills into PE and thereby help patients with PTSD and substance use disorders significantly reduce or abstain from substance use.
This program is intended for Clinicians, providers, or trainees (e.g., MA, PhD, PsyD, MD) who have been trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the prevalence and correlates of PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD).
- Identify the rationale for integrated psychosocial treatment approaches for PTSD/SUD.
- Identify the primary treatment components of the COPE intervention.
- Describe imaginal and in vivo exposure techniques for PTSD and understand how to modify them for co-occurring SUD.
- Describe several cognitive-behavioral techniques for SUD.
- Describe strategies to address motivational barriers in context of the COPE intervention.
Training Agenda for COPE Home Base Training
July 7, 2022
9:00 am – 4:30 pm EST
9:00 – 9:15 EST | Welcome and Introductions, Agenda Overview
9:15 – 9:45 EST | Brief Overview of the Theory and Empirical support for COPE
9:45 – 10:00 EST | COPE Overview & Session Content
10:00 – 10:15 EST | Brief Review of Prolonged Exposure (PE)
10:15 – 10:30 EST | Break (15 minutes)
10:30– 11:15 EST | COPE Sessions 1 and 2 (with focus on SUD component)
11:15 – 11:45 EST | Role Play 1 & Discussion
11:45 – 12:15 EST | Break (30 minutes)
12:15 – 1:15 EST | COPE Sessions 3 – 5
1:15 – 2:15 EST | COPE Sessions 6 - 8
2:15 – 2:30 EST | Break (15 minutes)
2:30 – 4:00 EST | COPE Sessions 9 - 12
4:00 – 4:30 EST | Q& A, Wrap Up
- 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.50 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 6.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 6.50 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 6.50 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number
- 6.50 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 6.50 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 6.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.