**This course will NOT provide the participant with BACB CEUs**
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS COURSE FOR BACB CEUS, YOU MUST PURCHASE THE PAID VERSION!
Not looking for CEUs but want to join in the research fun?! Join us for our monthly Research Review Club on 11/12/23 where we will be covering: "A Preliminary Investigation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Treatment for Marijuana Dependence in Adults." NO General CEUs will be provided for participating in an online discussion. It is strongly recommended that you read the article prior to the live event to get the most out of the course.
Research Abstract: In this investigation, 3 adults who met criteria for marijuana dependence were treated using an abbreviated version of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). The treatment was delivered in eight weekly 90-min individual sessions. The effects of the intervention were assessed using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline across participants design. Self-reported marijuana use, confirmed through oral swabs, reached zero levels for all participants at posttreatment. At a 3-month follow-up, 1 participant was still abstinent and the other 2 were using but at a lower average level of consumption compared to baseline. Depression, anxiety, withdrawal symptoms, and general levels of experiential avoidance generally improved. This preliminary test suggests that additional development and testing of ACT for marijuana use are warranted.
Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy, treatment, marijuana, dependence
Article Citation: Twohig, M. P., Shoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007). A preliminary investigation of acceptance and commitment therapy as a treatment for marijuana dependence in adults. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 40(4), 619–632. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2007.619-632
Target Audience: Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts or anyone interested in Behavior Analytic Research!
Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to …
- Summarize the information from Twohig, M. P., Shoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007).
- Identify common themes throughout the research by Twohig, M. P., Shoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007).
- Discuss specific ideas from the research by Twohig, M. P., Shoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007), with other participants.
- Identify how the research by Twohig, M. P., Shoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007), can be generalized to their practice.
- Identify how the research by Twohig, M. P., Shoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007), could not be generalized to their practice and/or what modifications would be needed to do so.
NO CEUS WILL BE PROVIDED for participating in an online discussion.